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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas January A Home video battle shifts to Congress WASHINGTON AP The focus now shifts to Congress in the big stakes battle to decide whether millions of Americans may have to pay extra to use increasingly popular home video recorders to tape television The motion picture which suffered a major setback Tuesday before the Supreme is expected to look to Congress for help in ob taining a share of the profits from the billion dollar home video recorder If the movie studios are ultimately it could mean a stiff royalty that would be passed on to consumers as a tax on video recorders and blank But the Supreme by a 54 ruled that the sale and use of home video recorders to tape TV shows for private viewing is Some members of Congress ex pressed doubt that federal copyright law will be amended to benefit the movie Robert D chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee that is looking into the said he doubts Congress will penalize viewers for taping television But Don acknowledging its an unpopular said he will pursue his proposal to force manufacturers and importers of video recorders and tapes to pay a royalty to be split among copyright Such royalties ultimately benefit con sumers by encouraging more production of quality Edwards The court said recorder manufacturers may not be held responsible for possible illegal use of the video such as taping copyright productions for commercial Justice John Paul in his opinion for the wrote that there is another remedy for this socalled armchair Stevens noted that anyone who reproduces copyright material for private financial gain can be sen tenced to one year in prison and fined for the first The penalty is two years and for repeat But Stevens said that taping television even copyright for private viewing at a later time is Kenji president of Sony of hailed the court ruling as an important victory for STEVENS opinion Nearly one of every 10 American families now owns a video sales of video recorders now surpass 9 million machines worth nearly There are expected to be 40 million in American homes bv Reagan aide sees no progress WASHINGTON AP President Reagans representative at medium range missile reduction talks says the administration is considering ways to lure the Soviet Union back to but says he sees no progress in getting the stalled talks Paul the arms said the United States was studying whether there are we could do to make it easier for them to return to the without making improper Nitze also said that the anticipated Soviet deployment of new missiles in eastern Europe doesnt really make that much and that he sees no move toward combining the mediumrange weapons talks and others intended to reduce the and Soviet stockpiles of longrange nuclear I dont think that would be in the interests of the United he adding that the Soviets had not advanced such a Nitze spoke with reporters Tuesday afternoon after conferring with Reagan on the breakdown of the talks he had been conducting in with Soviet represen The one day after Reagan called on the Soviet Union to return to the talks and said in a speech that 1984 offered opportunities for gave the president an opportunity to review the lack of progress in curbing mediumrange nucleartipped missiles in The Soviets have refused to set a date for resuming the negotiations since the new missiles were deployed in Western Europe as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations force The Soviets walked out of the talks on White spokesman Larry Speakes said the presidents speech offered an improvement in the tone of relations consistent with the tone of a handwritten letter that Reagan wrote to the late Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev early in the Reagan Speakes took issue with suggestions that the address was related to domestic Slain educator tried to keep school apolitical t Lebanon AP Malcolm assassinated today at the American University of grew up here in a faculty A colleague said Kerr and the school he headed were the most visible American institutions in the The slaying of the universitys ninth president and a specialist in Middle Eastern was said Fred a visiting professor from New Yorks Cornell AUB and Kerr are the most visible American institutions Bent If anyone wants to shatter Kerr is someone who represents the Kerr was born in Beirut on His father was a professor of biochemistry at the universitys medical and his mother was dean of women The university has graduated many Arab prime ministers and presidents since its founding by Presbyterian missionaries in 1866 as the Syrian Protestant But the chartered by New York is now non sectarian and its students are Christian and The sign over the main entrance reads That they may have life and have it more Kerr received his masters degree at the university and taught there from 1958 to For the next 20 he was a professor of political science at the University of California at Los He interrupted his stay in Los Angeles to teach at the Beirut campus again in the 196566 academic The 73acre campus overlooks the Mediterranean and the ruins of the wrecked by a bomb in and has been largely regarded as an island of calm in this violence torn Yet Kerr noted in a recent interview with The Associated Press that there have been numerous disruptions by student building among other We fear violence on the campus for itself and for its disruption of the academic he To discourage Kerr instituted a policy this year requiring all entering students to sign a pledge that they would not participate in political activities on the We are desperately trying to keep the campus he Kerr took his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and held a doctorate from Johns Hopkins Quallofill Bed Pillows standard Machine Washable Polyester Filled Pillows Now Standard Queen King Machine wash machine dryable pillows soft 100 polyester i An incredible comfortable allergy and odor free filling of Quallofil save 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