Dean Dunlavey

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: trial lawyer who gained national recognition in 1984 after winning the case before the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed consumers to videotape copyrighted movies and TV programs, which began in 1979 when Universal City Studios sued Sony Corp., the maker of the Betamax video recorder.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a fall

 

Born: October 31, 1925

 

Died: June 28, 2003

 

Location: San Pedro, California