Peter Kafka

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Warner Bros. Tries More Facebook Movies and a New Price

Warner Bros. has expanded its Facebook movie rental experiment. Earlier this month, Time Warner’s studio started letting Facebook users watch “The Dark Knight” on the social network for $3. Now it has added five more movies, and is asking more money for three recent releases: It will cost you 40 Facebook credits–the equivalent of $4–to rent “Inception,” “Life as We Know It” and “Yogi Bear,” on the site. The first two “Harry Potter” movies, however, are at the original price.


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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