This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 9


#20yrsago Biopiracy: a new colonialism

#20yrsago Ed Felten explains why “black box” DRM tech is bad for society

#15yrsago Kucinich begins impeachment process for GW Bush

#15yrsago My new graphic novel for sale and as a free, remixable, shareable download

#10yrsago NSA whistleblower goes public

#10yrsago New NSA leak: BOUNDLESSINFORMANT documents the extent of NSA spying around the world

#10yrsago What Prism slide-presentation means by “direct access” to Internet giants’ servers

#10yrsago Beastles are back: double-album of Beastie Boys/Beatles mashups imminent

#10yrsago PRISM and Canada: what are the north-of-the-border implications of American spooks gone wild?

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).



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