"The upshot is that no works produced in the United States after the 1920's will ever go out of copyright." Money gets what money wants. No surprises.
Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it
appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down,
and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us
not forget its high capacity to soothe and tickel the midriff, its
incomparable services as a maker of entertainment.
— H. L. Mencken, “A Carnival of Buncombe”