Thursday, June 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Betamax

As a friend of mine informed me, today is the birthday of the Sony Betamax (born 1975), the subject of the infamous landmark case for fair use, Sony v. Universal. I shared this with the IP attorneys here at work via email; one responded:

"Alas, poor Betamax, I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest,
of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand

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