Peter Kafka

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“Vikings” Land on Amazon’s Lovefilm in U.K., Germany

Amazon is exporting “Vikings,” the hit drama from A&E’s History cable network, to Europe, via its Lovefilm movie service. The axes-and-helmets drama, which started airing in the U.S. this year, will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Lovefilm Instant service later this month, bypassing cable and other outlets.


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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