Monthly Archives: August 2017

Episode 66: The Betamax Case

This week join Steve and Jonathan as Steve takes you through the details of the famous Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) or “Betamax Case.” Listen in as we take you through the initial apprehensions studios had toward allowing audiences to have the power to record and archive programs.

Feel free to look at the actual text of court’s decision available via Cornell Law: link

Interesting NYT 2013 article about the “echoes” of the Betamax case: link

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Episode 65: The USA Network

This week join Andrew, Steve, and Jonathan as they discuss the rise of The USA Network. Look back at its history of programming and in particular its network brand during the 1990s.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on August 24th, 2017 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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