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Cory Doctorow


#20yrsago Software Defined Radio defined

#10yrsago Former top US copyright bureaucrat thinks all communications/entertainment technology should be illegal until Congress approves it

#10yrsago Murdoch’s Times goes back to Google: please index us, just a little!

#5yrsago DHS says it will force everyone who’s ever immigrated to the USA to hand over social media

#5yrsago Indigenous tribes fronting for patent trolls sue Apple

#5yrsago Predictably, Wells Fargo loves Equifax and suggests investing heavily in the company

#5yrsago The brilliant life and brutal death of Bassel Khartabil, killed by Assad for writing free software

#1yrago Shelter is a toxic asset: NIMBYism is a fatal disease

#1yrago Democrats, health care monopolies, and market failures: Market health care is a fatal disease

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).