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Re: [dvd-discuss] COMDEX speech

And of course, where Lucas says that expensive works might not be 
created... well, okay. That's regrettable perhaps but not really bad.

If we had forever - 1 day terms, I'm sure that people would be more 
willing to invest in new works, and we might have billion dollar movies. 
I'm willing to forgoe that. Even if films became a cottage industry, much 
like textual fiction (cottage at the production level anyway -- not the 
publishing level), then at least we can know that the churn, the constant 
drawing from the public domain in the creation of new works, is working in 
our favor and reducing the _need_ for large investments.

If I had been there to listen to Lucas making such a pronouncement, I 
would've stood up and clapped. I'm not against the zillion dollar 
blockbuster, but I see no reason to especially protect it either. It isn't 
as though it is objectively better than something produced on a