Peter Kafka

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Amazon Picks Up More NBCUniversal Shows

Amazon is boosting its Web video catalog via a deal for reruns of several shows from NBC and other channels owned by Comcast. Amazon’s “Prime Instant Video” customers will get exclusive access to shows including “Grimm,” “Suits” and “Hannibal”; as with almost all deals Amazon and competitor Netflix sign for TV reruns, the Web retailer won’t get its hands on them until months after they air.


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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