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Betamaxed

A slang term describing a situation in which a product using inferior technology is marketed so successfully that it drives a product using superior technology out of business.
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I think Betamax was the better format but VHS had better marketing.
Sadly, I was probably the only person in the crowd old enough to understand my Betamax metaphor.
Some still believe that Betamax was a superior technology, but their opinions ran counter to consumer decisions.
When they have grandkids that'll be the equivalent of saying you got out your Betamax at one of the most important moments in your life.
Examples of specific topics include intellectual property isolationism and the average cost thesis, the Betamax case and fair use as market failure, custom and law as sources of property rights in news, patents and the anticommons in biomedical research, empirical analysis of patenting in the US semiconductor industry, the law and economics of rights in valuable information, and the role of market forces in assuring contractual performance in trademark.
Silly and euphoric, this deserves a decent run before it's banished back to gather dust between your Breville and your Betamax.
If they pursued claims of secondary liability (contributory infringement and inducement), Cablevision would have likely asserted the Betamax defense: that the device was capable of substantial noninfringing use, and, therefore, they were not liable for the copying of customers using the device.
I'M STILL A LITTLE BITTER about the Betamax video cassette player my parents bought back in the 80s.
The defeat banished HD DVD to the way of Betamax, the format which lost out to VHS as the standard for videocassettes in the 1980s and became obsolete.
Newspapers are now sorting out their own version of the Betamax versus VCR fight for supremacy in video technology back in the 1980s.