ERIC Number: ED057860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Copyright Aspects of CATV as Utilized in Information Networking.
Bachrach, Morton W.
It can be expected that Cable Antenna Television (CATV) systems will serve as conduits for tomorrow's information networks. CATV holds promise for fulfilling this need because of its broad-band multi-channel capability. CATV can be thought of as having two basic functions. i.e., retransmitting TV programs, and initiating its own programs and services. With regard to the former, whether retransmitting local or distant signals there is currently no copyright liability. Pending legislation would impose copyright liability on the retransmission of distant signals, at least. Regardless of the CATV role as a retransmitter, insofar as self-initiated services are concerned it is in no better position than any other broadcaster, from a copyright standpoint. Accordingly, the information industry must learn to live with the copyright system if it is going to supply copyrighted material by CATV. It would behoove them to work within the system. To try to fight it at this point would be useless and not availing. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003372 and LI 003374 through LI 003390) (Author)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Conferences, Copyrights, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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