Copyright professor Neil Netanel discusses the history of the Audio Home Recording Act. Originally it was conceived in response to audio recording devices and gave people the right to copy music in their homes. In return the music industry gained monies form a levy imposed on the sale of all audio recording devices as well as CD sales. Today, Netanel refers to the act a a dead letter in that computers, which were not covered in the act, have replaced those earlier recording devices allowing peer-to-peer sharing of digital music.