The Economics of Betamax: Unauthorized Copying of Advertising Based Television Broadcasts

22 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2003

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Stan J. Liebowitz

University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics

Date Written: June 1985

Abstract

This paper is an analysis of the economics underlying the Betamax case. It was written in 1985 but never published. With the renewed interest in copying and copyright in recent years, and because it has been cited and appeared on some reading lists, I thought it might be useful to make it available.

JEL Classification: K0, L0

Suggested Citation

Liebowitz, Stan J., The Economics of Betamax: Unauthorized Copying of Advertising Based Television Broadcasts (June 1985). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=342741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.342741

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