Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mark Lemley's New Article: "Is the Sky Falling on the Content Industries?"

Mark Lemley has published a new article, "Is the Sky Falling on the Content Industries?"  The article discusses how content industries have had a "Chicken Little" problem over new technologies:  For over a century, when new technologies come out, content industries claim that massive copyright infringement will occur, and the new technologies must be stopped.  Examples given are John Philip Sousa and the gramophone, the radio, the photocopier, the VCR, MP3 players, and others.  Only problem is, once these new technologies come out, they lead to more sales of copyrighted content, not less.

The article is published in the Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 9 J. on Telecomm. and High Tech. L. 125 (2011).

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