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  • proper n. A home videocassette recording format.


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  • In the 1980s, Sony invested tons of money in Betamax, a video tape format that competed with VHS.

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  • My cow-orker Ren Bucholz has done a magnificent and pithy analysis of the parallels between the 1983 Supreme Court arguments in Betamax, in which the studios argued that the VCR should be criminalized, and last week's arguments in the 9th Circuit Appeals Court in Grokster, in which the recording industry argued the same thing about P2P file-sharing networks:

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  • By 1984, the legal side of the conflict as opposed to the political side was decided by the United States Supreme Court, which found in favor of Sony and against the studios in what was known as the Betamax case, Universal v.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • I’m pretty sure that Betamax is going to make a come-back.

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  • Both the trial court and 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals granted them safe harbor from secondary infringement under broad interpretations of a seminal opinion from the 1980s dealing with the liability of VCR makers, known as the Betamax case.

    The Real Lesson of Grokster

  • Universal known as the Betamax decision the Court ruled that because VCRs have legitimate uses, the technology is legal—even if some people use it to copy movies.

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  • Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, known as the Betamax case.

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  • "In many ways the different DRM systems are akin to the different physical formats, such as Betamax and VHS, that consumers have seen in the past," said Ian Fogg, personal technology and broadband analyst at Jupiter Research.


  • It can convert video from different formats such as Betamax, Digital8, VHS and Hi8.

  • September 2008 PSHS Multi-Purpose Gymnasium Here's Soupagetti playing "Betamax" by sandwich, our second of three performances, which is our batch's contribution to the homecoming program. - Articles related to Cotabato LGU to review ban on open-pit mining


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