Timeshift: Technologies of reproduction and intellectual property

Frow J. (1994) Timeshift: Technologies of reproduction and intellectual property. Economy and Society, 23 3: 291-304. doi:10.1080/03085149400000007


Author Frow J.
Title Timeshift: Technologies of reproduction and intellectual property
Journal name Economy and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-5766
Publication date 1994-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03085149400000007
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 291
End page 304
Total pages 14
Subject 1202 Building
3300 Social Sciences
2002 Cultural Studies
Abstract In recent years two factors have significantly affected the underlying conditions for the public circulation of ideas and information. On the one hand, the development of technologies for the electronic reproduction and dissemination of information has in principle made information limitlessly available; on the other hand, the process of legal regulation has, in all Western countries, constructed or affirmed property rights restricting and channelling the use of information. This paper analyses one of the most important recent American cases in intellectual property law, the 1984 Supreme Court majority and minority decisions in Sony vs Universal City Studios. It argues that, in allowing home video recording of off-air programmes and extending or at least upholding the doctrine of fair use, the Court’s decision nevertheless fails to challenge the philosophical contradictions in intellectual property doctrine which have allowed the progressive encroachment of private property rights on the public domain.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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