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Former MPAA chairman Dan Glickman has left his post at Refugees International after less than 90 days in the job. Although Glickman had told Politico that the post was “one of the most important things I’ll ever do,” he apparently had a different vision for the organization than the board of directors. During his short tenure, Glickman had testified before Congress and trekked to Pakistan to visit a refugee camp there. He’s become a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Politico reports.

Vice President Joseph Biden will hold a ceremony on Tuesday to unveil the White House’s new plan to combat piracy. The plan has been one of the first tasks by Victoria Espinel, the intellectual property enforcement coordinator, a.k.a. “copyright czar.” On Wednesday, Espinel testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with other experts and industry officials including Warner Bros.’ Barry Meyer.

Oliver Stone’s documentary “South of the Border” is grabbing a lot of attention in the United States, but it’s had a tough time getting an audience in one of the countries it spotlights: Venezuela. Variety’s Anna Marie de la Fuente says that it’s grossed just over $18,000 after 12 days.

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