This Note will examine the efforts of the courts, the legislature, and the Federal Communications Com-mission (FCC) to apply the Copyright Act of 1909 to the technological developments of the twentieth century. It is submitted that the significance of Teleprompter lies not in the Court's determination that there was no copyright infringement -for that finding will soon be negated by upcoming copyright law revision -but in the inability of the Court to discard past inflexible and unrealistic approaches to the 1909 Copyright Act. Offered is a different method of viewing cable communications in terms of the Copyright Act, which recognizes that black and white categorizations are inappropriate and hopefully accommodates the perplexing characteristics of the cable industry.
Note, Cable, Copyright, Communications: Controversy, 24 Clev. St. L. Rev. 107 (1975)