David Pierce is…
– an archivist leading operations at the Library of Congress film archive, the largest public moving image archive in the world
– a historian and author of influential books and articles that examine the connections between film history, copyright, distribution, exhibition, and ownership
– founder of the Media History Digital Library, a 501c3 nonprofit that has digitized over 2 million pages of out-of-copyright books and magazines for free search and download
– a motion picture copyright consultant who also acquired rights to rerelease classic films, including the once-unavailable silent film version of Peter Pan (1924), licensed from Disney.