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Paywall Down: 'End Of An Error' For Variety

Jay Penske, who bought the century-old Hollywood tabloid Variety in a fire salelast year, has clearly gotten religion about the power of the web — which isn’t surprising, since his Deadline Hollywood site is likely one of the factors that helped bring about Variety’s demise. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that Penske is dismantling much of the existing magazine, including its daily print edition, and is getting rid of the paywall in a move he described as “the end of an error.”

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