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    DescriptionHailed by Bruce Sterling as "a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," the Internet's favorite high-tech culture maven is celebrated with the first collection of his infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Irreverently championing free speech and universal access to information--even if it's just a free download of the newest Britney Spears MP3--he leads off with a mutinous talk given at Microsoft on digital rights management, insisting that they stop treating their customers as criminals. Readers will discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is basically just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy , and how to enjoy free e-books. Practicing what he preaches, all of the author's books, including this one, are simultaneously released in print and on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their reuse and sharing. He argues persuasively that this practice has considerably increased his sales by enlisting readers to promote his work. Accessible to geeks and nontechies alike, this is a timely collection from an author who effortlessly surfs the zeitgeist while always generating his own wave.


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    Title
    Content
    Subtitle
    Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cory Doctorow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 453 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781892391810
    ISBN 10: 1892391813
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BIC subject category V2: PDR, JH, LA
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 814.6
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27720
    BISAC V2.8: SOC041000
    DC21: 814.6
    DC22: 303.48/3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW101000
    LC classification: T14.5 .D63 2008
    Thema V1.0: LA, PDR, JH
    Publisher
    Tachyon Publications
    Imprint name
    Tachyon Publications
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco, CA
    Author Information
    Cory Doctorow is a science-fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist whom" Entertainment Weekly" called "the William Gibson of his generation." He is the author of the best-sellers "Little Brothe"r, Makers, Pirate Cinema, and "Homeland" and the co-editor of the popular weblog "Boing Boing." Doctorow is a contributor to the "New York Times," "Publishers Weekly," "Wired," "Locus," and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was the director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy standards, and treaties.
    Review quote
    "Essential reading for any writer who wants to have any chance of understanding what's going on - and who perhaps wants tohelp shape the future." -- Writer's News January 2009 "Doctorow here proves he's smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he's passionate about ... a pleasure to read, not to mention thought-provoking." -- Booklist "Cory Doctorow straps on his miner's helmet and takes you deep into the caverns and underground rivers of pop culture." -- Neil Gaiman, author, American Gods "We should all hope and trust that our culture has the guts and moxie to follow this guy. He's got a lot to tell us." --Bruce Sterling, author, Zeitgeist "Cory Doctorow is the apotheosis of what we talk about when we talk about the Web." --SF Site "If all those Generation Z and proto-Singularity kids reading Doctorow's Little Brother also find their way to Content , this book may well become a classic." --mattselznick.com "The most articulate and accessible writer engaged in these topics." --Time Out Chicago "A nice collection of essays." --TeleReads "More than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point--it's also funny and fun to read." --Electronic Frontier Foundation