John Murrell

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Lucasfilm Cuts Marin County Out of Its Expansion Plans

Citing continuing regulatory delays and the vocal opposition of neighbors, Lucasfilm announced Tuesday that after years of planning and investment, it was abandoning its efforts to build a large production studio in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. In a bitterly worded letter that stunned community leaders, the company said there were plenty of other places that “see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire” and would be happy to take the revenue and jobs. Lucasfilm hopes to sell the land to a developer for low-income housing.


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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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