Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Kills “Seduction Guide” Campaign, After the Fact

Following an online outcry, Kickstarter on Friday removed a completed campaign for a book that promised to teach men how to get women to sleep with them. However, Kickstarter said it could not take back the $16,000 it had already transferred from backers to the project’s creator. The company is banning “seduction guides,” and donating $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization.


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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