Peter Kafka

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Conde Nast Taps Vevo Exec for Entertainment Group Digital Post

Conde Nast’s Entertainment Group has hired former Vevo general manager Fred Santarpia as its head of digital. Santarpia will report to Dawn Ostroff, who Conde brought in last fall to generate movie, TV and digital projects based on its brands. Santarpia helped launch Vevo, the “Hulu for music videos,” and prior to that, he worked at Universal Music Group.


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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