"I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone."
Update: Cory sez, "This is no hoax. My cow-orker Seth Schoen (the guy who wrote the DeCSS haiku) scored a bunch of old Betamax tapes and gave one to Annalee, who cornered Valenti and asked him to sign the tape. Valenti apparently did not get the irony here -- he'd gone to Congress in 1982 to get the Betamax banned as the certain death of the movie industry, but from Annalee's look of unholy glee, it's clear that she was nearly busting open at this juncture. The tape has been given to Fred von Lohmann, EFF's Senior IP Attorney, the rockstar lawyer who successfully argued Grokster in the 9th Circuit."
Update: Xeni sez, holy crap.
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