A science fiction writer's blog.
Cory Doctorow makes some very good points here.
ok.ok. yes. and yes yes.but are his books good? anyone?will have to read online...
@VaudHis books are great. Well actually I have only read "Little brother" and it was GREAT! He makes allot of good points about copyright and our personal rights in it. Give it a shot, you wont be disappointed ; )
thanks for the recommendation. i dont know anyone who has read him in my smallish circle of goobs.
I haven't read any of his books but've listened to a couple of his podcasts (reading his own works) on the long commute to work. I really liked 'when sysadmins rule the world' as a short! His podcasts are available on iTunes.He is, however, very prolific, so I'd need some advice as to where to start reading published work. (Mebbe follow @Nikola's advice there).As to the videolink...Totally agree that copyright should not be to protect the corporation from the individual (except where the individual is profiting from the corporations hard work). Personally, I think if the corporation is able to monetize stuff relatively transparently and easily, everyone's a winner (consumer has easy access, corporation gets paid for promoting material, rights holders and content producers get their due).I believe it's the corporations/publishers failure to make access to content that is the failing here.I ranted about this at some length on my own blog late last year (http://boiledfrog.posterous.com/on-the-road-again-76).
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