Peter Kafka

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YouTube Executive Heads to Digital Distributor OverDrive

Lee Milstein, who had been heading up YouTube’s efforts to link up with news organizations, has left to become chief strategy officer at OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to libraries. Cleveland-based OverDrive, which handles the Kindle Lending Library program for Amazon, plans to expand into other digital media. Prior to his 18-month stint at YouTube, Milstein had worked in business development at AOL.


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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