Peter Kafka

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Love Insidery Media Web Site Feuds? Mediaite vs. DailyFinance Is for You!

Mediaite Editor Colby Hall didn’t like Jeff Bercovici’s piece about the media site’s use of other people’s video. You can read his lengthy response here, but if you’re time-pressed, it boils down to: 1) What we do is totally fine. 2) But AOL, Bercovici’s employer, does much worse.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work