Peter Kafka

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Verizon Signs On for Fox’s Web TV Pullback Plan

Another ally for Fox and its “authentication” strategy. Verizon will be adding its four million FiosTV customers to the Fox plan, which keeps most prime time shows off the Web for eight days except for Hulu Plus customers and certain pay TV subscribers. Also along for the ride, Mediacom, a small regional cable player. Disney’s ABC is expected to adopt a similar strategy. Fox is owned by News Corp., which also 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