Volume 71, Number 6

December 1996

The Response of Copyright to the Enforcement Strain of Inexpensive Copying Technology

Jayashri Srikantiah

Advances in reprographic technology have spawned inexpensive photocopiers, videotape recorders (VTRs), modems, computers, networks, and tape recorders capable of making high-quality copies. These inexpensive devices have improved the dissemination of information to all of society’s members. Unfortunately, however, the cheap pricing and wide availability of such devices have also caused a drastic increase in the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted works.