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Crowdsourcing Ad Maker Poptent Raises $5.5 Million From MK Capital

Poptent, which produces video advertising by farming out assignments to a network of 50,000 semi-pro producers, has raised a $5.5 million round led by MK Capital. The VC also led Poptent’s $3 million round in 2010; the company says it has paid out $5 million to its contributors since 2008.


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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