Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Executive Rebekah Brooks Finally Resigns

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of the News Corp. unit at the center of the PhoneGate scandal, has resigned. Her departure has been expected for a couple weeks, despite News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s repeated declarations of support. In other PhoneGate news, Murdoch told The Wall Street Journal that his company had made “minor mistakes,” but that reports that he might sell or spin off his newspapers are “pure rubbish.” News Corp. owns this Web site.


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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