This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMay 26, 2021


#15yrsago EFF scores win against Apple: bloggers’ sources are protected

#10yrsago More incompetence revealed on the part of France’s “three-strikes” copyright enforcer

#10yrsago Gold-farming in a Chinese forced-labor camp

#10yrsago Canadian Tories refuse to send soldiers to help flood victims because they’d compete with the private sector

#5yrsago How a pharma company made billions off mass murder by faking the science on Oxycontin

#5yrsago “Pickup artist” douche uses copyright to sue Youtube critics, fans raise $100K defense fund

#5yrsago Jury hands Oracle its ass, says Google doesn’t owe it a penny for Java

#5yrsago Revealed: the amazing cover for Walkaway, my first adult novel since 2009

#1yrago White Americans are increasingly opposed to democracy

#1yrago Texas profiteers make bank from NYC’s homeless

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 How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 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 The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering; and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias.



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