Peter Kafka

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No Netflix for Sony, Which Stays With Starz

Sony’s movie studio has renewed a deal to show its first-run films on the Starz pay-TV service; the new pact now keeps the two companies tied up until 2021. Many industry observers thought that Netflix, after signing Disney to a landmark deal in December, would make a run at Sony, as well.


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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