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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

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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.

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Date posted: August 11, 2010 ; Last revised: February 21, 2011

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Lemley, Mark A., Is the Sky Falling on the Content Industries? (August 10, 2010). Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 9, 2011; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1656485. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1656485

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