FAQ: Betamax–tech's favorite ruling

In 1982, testifying in front of Congress before the Supreme Court had ruled, MPAA President Jack Valenti said, “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.” —John BorlandFAQ: Betamax–tech’s favorite ruling (ZD Net)

A good primer on how the US Supreme Court’s 1984 ruling in favor of VCRs factors into this week’s P2P hearings.