This day in history

2003, 2009, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow


#20yrsago My talk from the EFF-Austin party audio

#20yrsago Blogs are novelists’ notebooks (too)

#15yrsago BBC’s iPlayer DRM cracked again

#15yrsago True Names: story podcast about the warring superintelligences of the Singularity

#15yrsago Pratchett donates $1 million to Alzheimer’s research

#10yrsago Aaron Swartz’s unfinished monograph on the “programmable Web”

#10yrsago Sherlock Holmes copyrights are an insane hairball

#5yrsago Amazing Tales: a storytelling game with dice for kids and grownups

#5yrsago Monsters Beware! is the long-awaited sequel to Giants Beware! and Dragons Beware! and it is AAAAAAMAZING!

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).