Sony Corporation Of America Et Al. V. Universal City Studios, Inc.

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Sony Corporation of America et al. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., et al. Petitioner: Sony Corp. Respondent: Universal City Studios, Inc. KEY TERMS: Fair Use: Have valid reasons for infringe another’s copyright under certain situations that are legal without permission from the copyright owner. It must be determined that the use is only for non-commercial or nonprofit purposes by considering “the nature of the copyrighted work”, “the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole”, and “the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work” (Copyright Act). Examples include collections in libraries open to the public or related to academic research. Time-Shifting: Record the program so viewers can see the program later, especially if they will miss it. Authorized uses - Copyright holders decided to allow copying of their material. Unauthorized uses - still allowed under ‘fair use’ statute 107 to 118 of Title 17, copyright law. Copyright Infringement: Using works that are protected by copyright law and infringing the right of the copyright holder. Contributory Infringement: Patent Act brands anyone who “actively induces infringement of a patent” as an infringer, 35 U.S.C. 271(b) and imposes liability on individuals labeled “contributory” infringers 271(c). BACKGROUND INFO: Universal City Studios, Inc. (UCS) originally sued Sony Corp. of America (SCA) because some people

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