I can no longer use the camera to deposit checks.
There's your problem, right there. It's 2015 and you are still transfering money using paper.
storage tends to be cheaper than any human labor you'd want touching important software...
Especially when it is other peoples' storage.
You didn't address the counter argument though.
If copyright gave an incentive to keep these works in circulation then they would not be presently rotting away anywhere, they would be widely available. But they aren't. So the existing lengthy copyright regime is currently is doing exactly the opposite of what you argued would happen.
Add to this, that if the movies were in public domain, *anyone* with an interest - monetary or otherwise - could do the digitization and restoration. This could be some other company, some silent movie buff society, or a museum or archive.
Or Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Defense (at least show some knowledge and use the actual Hebrew names)
I see no difference between your "corrections", and what I wrote. Or is it the comma separator that you have a problem with? As for the rest - please. I've read all that before. Yes, Hamas is a bunch of assholes and probably war criminals too, but since Israel is holding all the cards and claims to be a western democracy, I hold them to a higher standard. That includes not shooting at stone throwing kids using live ammunition, imprisoning and torturing hundreds of people without charge, attacking and killing workers in international aid convoys, firing white phosphorous on civilians, and lots of other things. Your tired rant about Hamas does not excuse any of that.
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked." -- John Gall, _Systemantics_