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Future Tense Newsletter: From Media to Content

Greetings, Future Tensers, We’re in the midst of an important shift, one that’s taking us from media to content, as digital, on-demand services replace older physical formats such as VHS and DVD. While that transformation enables a culture of convenience, it also opens a host of new questions, most of all because copyright laws cover these new systems differently. Accordingly, as law professor Aaron Fellmeth writes in a contribution to our Futurography unit on the state of ownership, “your consumer rights depend almost entirely on service and license agreements that, most likely, you never read and couldn’t fully understand if you did read them.
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