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The End of Jack Valenti

Valenti, long-time head of the MPAA and one of the driving forces behind the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, died yesterday. He was 85.

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Despite that fact that his positions were widely reviled by most online folk, the remembrances online today are respectful. RIP, Gentleman Jack. We'll pick up a bootlegged copy of Spiderman 3 today in your honor.

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