Peter Kafka

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James Murdoch Returns to Parliament for Another Round of PhoneGate Testimony

James Murdoch, News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer, is once again testifying before the U.K. Parliament about his role in this summer’s PhoneGate scandal. Lawmakers are accusing Murdoch — who at one point had been the presumed successor to his father, Rupert — of not being truthful during the two men’s July appearance. You can watch the event live via this Webcast; News Corp. 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