Marketplace for Friday, January 20, 2012
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Federal officials exercised their control over piracy and shut down the file-sharing service Megaupload. The St. Louis Rams consider moving to...London? This coming Monday marks the Chinese New Year; China correspondent Rob Schmitz talks about the hurdles many Chinese will experience in the coming year. And it turns out raising and spending unlimited amounts of cash on behalf of a political candidate is easier than you thought.
Posted In: letters
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Thoughts on the old adage about the root of all evil, and remembering Mr. Rogers.
Posted In: Music, megaupload, piracy
Musician Jonathan Coulton joked about whether content makers were finally making money now that Megaupload was shut down, but it isn't all laughs. He talks about what the MPAA should learn from the Megaupload shutdown.
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A church that believes in the power of file sharing, pinot noir that's not pinot noir, and British Airways causes "undue concern."
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