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Warren Kanders resigns from Whitney Museum board after border backlash

Protestors calling for Kanders removal from the board.
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Warren Kanders resigned from the board of the Whitney Museum this week following months of protests. Kanders owns Safariland, a company that makes the tear gas canisters fired on the U.S.-Mexico border in November.

The big picture: It took quite a long time for Kanders to resign despite his presence on the board casting the Whitney in a negative light for months.

The economics of copying

A copy machine printing money.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When an item is copied, the original tends to lose value — except when it doesn't.

Driving the news: The biggest fight in the music industry this week is undoubtedly Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun, the manager of longtime Swift foe Kanye West. Braun bought Big Machine, Swift's former record label, for what is said to be over $300 million, much to the megastar's displeasure.