The fight was filmed on a home video recorder
and was found by chance by a person who reported it to social services.
The first home video recorder
was produced by Phillips.
They then went on to sell the world's first all-transistor television in 1960 and first home video recorder
five years later.
In this case, the court found that the Grokster and Morpheus software could be used for both lawful and unlawful ends, and, in that sense, they were not significantly different from home video recorders
or copy machines.
Judge Stephen Wilson said: "Grokster and StreamCast are not significantly different from companies that sell home video recorders
or copy machines, both of which can be and are used to infringe copyrights." Ah, common sense at last.
DVD-RAM is also the format for the MPEG home video recorders
. Besides reading and writing to both DVD-RAM (rewritable) and DVD-R (write-once) discs, the drive provides all of the functionality of the DVD Forum specifications for the DVD-RAM and DVD-R General, including maximum compatibility with DVD video players, recorders, and DVD-ROM drives.
Soon, DVD-RAM-based home video recorders
will be available using 80mm discs.
The time-shifting use of home video recorders
. Journal of Broadcasting, 27(3): 263-268.