Peter Kafka

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Does Avatar Have a Bootleg Problem? Nope.

If I want to post a clever video–and it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s–I shouldn’t have to justify it, right?

But just in case: This one deals with intellectual property theft (very important issue) and technology (ditto) and James Cameron’s new movie, “Avatar” (duh). Also, it’s pretty funny.

Thanks to corporate cousin Zachary Seward for flagging this.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald