Los Angeles Times: Showtime for theater owners. Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, said that although the population is larger today, this year’s surge is “stunning” because of the choices technology now provides, including VCRs, cable television, satellite dishes and the Internet.
That won’t stop Valenti and his fellow members of the entertainment cartel from trying to derail all new technologies they don’t like. This is a man who should read history.
Valenti led the charge to kill the VCR, which was going to kill Hollywood. Oops, didn’t happen. In fact, the VCR probably saved the studios.
What’s really stunning is the way the nation continues to kow-tow to these bandits, who steal from the public domain and now want to steal from our future.