Peter Kafka

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Case Closed: LimeWire Settles With Labels For $105 Million

And now the long-running LimeWire saga is really over: The file-sharing site, forced to shut down by a Federal court order last fall, has agreed to pay the big music labels $105 million to settle a copyright case. The two sides had spent the past couple weeks in a New York courtroom, where a jury was set to decide damages; LimeWire agreed to a separate settlement with music publishers in March.

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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