Peter Kafka

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Netflix Gets Its First Emmy Nominations

A milestone for Internet TV: Netflix’s “House of Cards” has earned multiple Emmy nominations. The streaming-video company’s debut series has been nominated in the best-drama category, and stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright received nominations for best actor and best actress in a drama. Jason Bateman, who starred in Netflix’s “Arrested Development” reboot, also earned a nomination for best actor in a comedy. The awards will be announced in September.


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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