This day in history

2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJul 7, 2022


#10yrsago Scientology memo asks members to censor critical web comments with trumped up “code of conduct” complaints

#10yrsago John Scalzi profiled in the NYT

#5yrsago Theresa May says she won’t address climate change at the G20 summit

#5yrsago Networks hide badly rated shows by misspelling their names in Nielsen submissions

#5yrsago Under Trumpcare, surviving a gunshot wounds gives you a “pre-existing condition”

#5yrsago The W3C has overruled members’ objections and will publish its DRM for videos

#1yrago Comic book store files comic-book lawsuit: Third Planet Comics has already won its case…in my heart

#1yrago Biden delivers Right to Repair via executive order

#1yrago Technological self-determination: Competition is a means, not an end

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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (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 (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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