The family doesn't want us to give out any informationEx-MPAA chief Jack Valenti hospitalized Mar 27, 2007
Our objection is simply to Congress providing legal cover to companies that want to make a profit by offering an edited, abridged version without regard for the wishes of the director who created the movie or the studio that owns the copyrightJack Valenti opposes ClearPlay filter Jun 18, 2004
We are not coming down on students, we are coming down on students that are stealing propertyMPAA chief continues crusade vs. piracy May 17, 2004
We are not ruling out anything, as far as America is concernedMPAA chief continues crusade vs. piracy May 17, 2004
We ought not judge actions in one age by the standards of another age, which is also why it's difficult to restrain storytelling today when the movie is set in a different timeValenti weighs in on film smoking issue May 11, 2004
Jack Joseph Valenti (September 5, 1921–April 26, 2007) was a long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world.
Valenti was born in Houston, Texas, USA, on September 5, 1921, the son of Italian immigrants. During World War II, he was a lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps, flew 51 combat missions as the pilot-commander of a B-25 attack bomber and received four decorations.
Valenti was an alumnus of the University of Houston where he was awarded a B.B.A. in 1946. He later received an M.B.A from Harvard University. During his time at UH, Valenti worked on The Daily Cougar newspaper staff, and served as president of the university's student government. Valenti would later serve on the university's board of regents, and became the School of Communication's namesake when it was renamed to the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication in April 2008. In 2002, the university also awarded him an honorary doctorate.