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    Copyright laws have grown to become a very prominent issue in this country. As the number of developers, artists, and other cretaors increases, the more subjects we have available to compare to other objects, the higher chances there are that two of said objects will be considered similar enough that one of the, or even perhaps both parties involved will feel cheated by the other, giving context on the increasing amount of copyright laws and trials. The cases of Sony 's Betamax and Grokster 's StreamCast are two examples of this phenomenon that display the two ways in which this trial can end, and serves to help identify what exactly copyright is, who is guily of it, and who is innocent. Starting off, we have the Sony vs Universal case, otherwise…

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    This particular case addressed all factors of the fair use doctrine. University City Studios had legitimate claims but, all claims were turned down on favor of Sony. At the beginning, the U.S. District Court determined that Betamax contributed to copyright infringement. A later Supreme Court analysis reversed the District Court decision. The court concluded that it was the users who infringed on copyright law. Here is an analysis of the events: Universal City Studios argued that they are the…

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    of innovation, most companies prefer to imitate a successful product or business method rather than looking of innovation. The second reason is that people will take less risk by imitating others than innovation. Oded Shenkar (2010), a business professor at Ohio State University, mentions that many imitators are more successful than innovators even if they enter the market later, According to the book “Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge” by Oded Shenkar (2010),…

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    Data showed that “90 percent of the files being shared [were] copyrighted files” (Casebriefs.Com). MGM used this against Grokster saying they were breaking the Copyright Act by permitting users to share copyrighted files. MGM argued that Grokster is not made for justifiable reasons. They said that the main use of the program is to share these files illegally. This case was compared to the Betamax case. Sony was sued by Universal Studios because people could and were using VCR to record shows and…

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    Given the past two examples, the case could be made that the DMCA is broken, simply because the creators of the intellectual property do not seem to be as protected as the people who are potentially infringing, or that companies like YouTube can have others work on their site, simply by claiming it isn’t their fault. This is not true. In fact, the DMCA often protects copyright holders work. MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster is a perfect example of this. In 2005, a small conglomeration of…

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    re-created the gaming industry after the video game crash of 1985. They destroyed companies like Atari and Sega who had also tried to dominate the gaming industry, but failed. This was mainly due to Nintendo’s most valuable employee, Shigeru Miyamoto. The man not only created the best-selling franchise of all time, Super Mario Bros., but he also created The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, F-Zero, Star Fox, Pikmin, Mario Kart and more, his games are appreciated by young children and adults…

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    The US Theatrical Version (1982, 116 minutes), known as the first form or Domestic Cut. This form was discharged on Betamax and VHS in 1983. This adaptation stayed unreleased on DVD for a long time. This adaptation (with the global cut) was re-discharged as a feature of the 5-plate Ultimate Edition in 2007, exhibited in same video and sound exchange as the 2006 remastered Director 's Cut. The 1982 American dramatic adaptation discharged by the studio incorporated the "upbeat closure" however…

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    Randolph and Reed Hastings. Randolph co-founded MicroWarehouse which was a computer mail order company, while Hastings was a former match teacher, who founded Pure Software which at the time, has recently sold for $700 million. Hastings initially invested $2.5 million for the startup of Netflix. The tale about the start of company reportedly goes that Hastings’ idea came to fruition for rental-by-mail when he had to pay $40 in fines after returning an overdue copy of the film Apollo 13[1]. At…

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    Despite our love for food, street food has a love-hate relationship with us. From the icky “betamax” to the infamous “balut”, the enjoyment and lack thereof varies from one individual to another. But through this love-hate relationship, Philippine street food mirrors a lot about the different Filipino characteristics of being hospitable, frugal, resourceful, and hardworking, through how it’s prepared, cooked, and eaten. In Bonifacio Global City’s Mercato, where a market of street food is held…

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    “convergence” principle could at last be unleashed for the pursuit of Sony’s potentially titanic economic brilliance. And, indeed Morita fulfilled his vision to cultivate a harmony of Sony-branded products and services that still survive to this day. Under his command, the Sony corporation launched intriguingly various product lines into their economic arsenal such as Sony Prudential Life, a life insurance service whose remnants are embodied by the currently existing Sony Life Insurance Co. Ltd.…

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