Is the Sky Falling on the Content Industries?
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
August 10, 2010
Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 9, 2011
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1656485
Content owners claim they are doomed, because in the digital environment, they can't compete with free. But they've made such claims before. This short essay traces the history of content owner claims that new technologies will destroy their business over the last two centuries. None have come to pass. It is likely the sky isn't falling this time either. I suggest some ways content may continue to thrive in the digital environment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 11, 2010 ; Last revised: February 21, 2011
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