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Content : selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Essay : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of previously published articles and essays.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 9781892391810 : 1892391813
OCLC Number: 227928293
Description: xxii, 213 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword for Content / John Perry Barlow --
Microsoft research DRM talk --
The DRM sausage factory --
Happy Meal toys versus copyright : how American chose Hollywood and Wal-Mart, and why it's doom us, and how we might survive anyway --
Why is Hollywood making a sequel to the Napster wars? --
You DO like reading off a computer screen --
How do you protect artists? --
It's the information economy, stupid --
Downloads give Amazon jungle fever --
What's the most important right creators have? --
Giving it away --
Science fiction is the only literature people care enough about to steal on the Internet --
How copyright broke --
In praise of fanfic --
Metacrap putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia --
Amish for QWERTY --
Ebooks : neither E, nor books --
Free(konomic) ebooks --
The progressive apocalypse and other futurismic delights --
When the singularity is more than a literary device : an interview with futurist-inventor Ray Kurzweil --
Wikipedia : a genuine HG2G, minus the editors --
Warhol is turning in his grave --
The future of ignoring things --
Facebook's faceplant --
The future of Internet immune systems--
All complex ecosystems have parasites --
READ CAREFULLY --
World of democracycraft --
Snitchtown.
Other Titles: Selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future
Essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future
Responsibility: Cory Doctorow.

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Celebrates the Internet's favourite high-tech culture maven with a collection of articles, essays, and polemics. This book lets readers discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why  Read more...

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