• A public domain work is an orphan. No one is responsible for its life. But everyone exploits its use, until that time certain when it becomes soiled and haggard, barren of its previous virtues. How does the consumer benefit from the steady decline of a film's quality?

    "A Plea For Keeping Alive the U.S. Film Industry's Competitive Energy". Jack Valenti's speech as MPAA Chairman and CEO before The Senate Judiciary Committee, September 20, 1995.
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