The Economics of Betamax: Unauthorized Copying of Advertising Based Television Broadcasts
22 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2003
Date Written: June 1985
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
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