Peter Kafka

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NBC Will Stream Super Bowl Broadcast Live

A first for pro football: It will put its biggest game of the year on the Web, live, for free. The NFL says February’s NBC broadcast will also be available on Verizon phones; NBC already streams its Sunday night games on the Web. The move parallels other broadcasters’ moves to put some of their big games on the Web, most notably CBS’s broadcast of the March Madness tournament.


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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