HISTORY - HRONOLOGY
The 70’s may have been a decade of upheaval, but they were also a time of innovation with the introduction of the VCR, which gave consumers radical new control over how and when they entertained themselves.
Nov 1975 Sony Corporation of America introduces the Betamax video cassette recorder.
Nov 1976 Universal Studios and Walt Disney Productions sue Sony, alleging that recording movies and TV programs off the air is copyright infringement.
Oct 1979 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California holds that off-the-air home video recording for private, noncommercial use is not copyright infringement.