Liz Gannes

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Winklevoss Brothers Shot Down by Court Again

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected (PDF) a request by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to rehear their case against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The Winklevii had petitioned for an “en banc” hearing, in which eleven judges hear the case rather than the usual three. The usual three had already unanimously rejected the Winklevoss’ claims that their settlement with Facebook be thrown out due to securities fraud. The only step left is the Supreme Court…or returning to a life as millionaires with chips on their shoulders. (Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement.)


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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