Originally Posted by HarryT
That's not quite true. You are allowed to record the movie ONLY for the purpose of "Time Shifting" - ie watching it at a time that's convenient for you. Once you've watched it, you must delete it, or else you're back in the arena of copyright infringement again.
Or record another copy.
I just read the whole Betamax opinion. Even if you want to limit it to "one view per recording" for that first view, my comment still holds true... (And that "one view per recoding" could hold true for all three of the possibilities I mentioned. The number of views per copy has nothing to do with how one derives the copy used...