Peter Kafka

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Hulu Plus Opens Up, Doesn't Go on Sale

If you’ve been waiting to pay $9.99 a month for Hulu Plus, but haven’t been able wrangle an invite, your wait is over: The service is now open to the public. If you’ve been waiting to pay half that price for the video service, which gives you a deeper catalog and access to devices like Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Xbox 360–keep waiting. While CEO Jason Kilar has pushed to cut the price of the service by 50 percent, not all of his network partners/owners–Disney’s ABC, News Corp.’s Fox and GE’s NBC–are on board. So it’s full price, for now. Have at it.


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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