This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
1 min read5 days ago

On June 20, I’m keynoting the Locus Awards in Oakland, CA. On July 14, I’m giving the closing keynote for the fifteenth Hackers On Planet Earth, in Queens, NY.

#20yrsago Broadcast Treaty negotiations (day 2/3) https://web.archive.org/web/20040611121552/http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/001597.php

#15yrsago GE sucks up government money, invests in secret stuff that we’re not allowed to know about https://web.archive.org/web/20090614090948/http://wyomingreview.com/?p=400

#15yrsago Terrorism is auto-immune war; war-on-terror does the terrorists’ job https://yorksranter.wordpress.com/2009/06/07/accidential-guerrilla-part-2-strategy/

#15yrsago More hard data on the impact of free/pirated downloads on book-sales https://magellanmediapartners.com/publishing-innovation/the_impact_of_piracy/

#10yrsago London property bubble entombs a thousand digger-machines https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/06/bizarre-secret-london-s-buried-diggers

#5yrsago A non-Aboriginal business has licensed the copyright on Australia’s Aboriginal flag, and are making copyright claims against Aboriginal businesses https://memex.craphound.com/2019/06/08/a-non-aboriginal-business-has-licensed-the-copyright-on-australias-aboriginal-flag-and-are-making-copyright-claims-against-aboriginal-businesses/

#5yrsago Payday lenders switched their trade show to a Trump hotel and sent Trump at least a million bucks, then he gave them carte blanche to make billions preying on poor people https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-payday-lenders-spent-1-million-at-a-trump-resort-and-cashed-in

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