Peter Kafka

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James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Publishing Unit

More fallout from PhoneGate: News Corp. executive James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman head of News International, the conglomerate’s British newspaper unit. News Corp., which also owns this Web site, says News International chief executive Tom Mockridge will stay on and report to News Corp. chief operating officer Chase Carey. James Murdoch “will continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations,” according to his father, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.


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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