John Murrell

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Two State AGs Say Google Profits From Videos Promoting Crimes

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma are pressing Google to respond to accusations that it is profiting from ads accompanying YouTube videos promoting illegal activities ranging from obtaining controlled substances to forging ID documents. In a letter sent Tuesday, the officials asked for details on the company’s video monetization policies, saying, “We understand that YouTube is an open platform and that not all content can or should be policed. Nevertheless, the fact that Google actively seeks to profit from the posting of these types of videos on YouTube … is very troubling.”


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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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