Peter Kafka

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U.K. Parliament Wants to Hear From James Murdoch Again

James Murdoch will likely be asked to make a return trip to Parliament. British lawmakers say they expect to recall the News Corp. official, who answered questions about the PhoneGate scandal during a July 19 hearing, because former News Corp. employees have since contradicted his testimony. (News Corp. also owns this Web site.) Separately, the board of satellite TV company BSkyB has voted to keep Murdoch in his chairman spot; News Corp. owns a 39 percent stake in that company.


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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