Jack Valenti Quotes

If you buy a DVD you have a copy. If you want a backup copy you buy another one.

The MPAA actually took the position that a person or an organization should not be allowed to make a backup of a digital file of a movie even though the person has bought the DVD. Valenti would not recognize that DVDs are subject to a host of risks including corruption of the data; erasure by magnets or magnetic fields; melting, warping or bending; scratching, and a host of other problems. He also would have precluded showing a movie on a tablet where the file is written in memory or a number of other basic functions. He sought protection that no other producer of digital intellectual property received. Creators of computer programs, data bases, books, photographs are just a few.
Jack Valenti
Jack Valenti
  • Born: September 5, 1921
  • Died: April 26, 2007
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President MPAA, Special Assistant To U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

Jack Joseph Valenti was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world.