Jack Valenti on Movies and the Digital Age

April 23, 2004

As the retiring head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Valenti says the illegal downloading of movies over the Internet could harm the film industry. At a panel on the issue during Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, Valenti heard from critics of the movie trade's intense guarding of its product from copying. Valenti defended the Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the life of copyrights much longer than previously allowed.

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