This day in history

2002, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 19, 2022

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#20yrsago The DMCA and the Mac https://web.archive.org/web/20021204195014/http://www.tidbits.com/database-cache/tbart06997.html

#10yrsago Absurd licensing terms imposed on public domain works by libraries and museums https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2120210

#10yrsago Solitaire.exe: a real deck of cards based on Windows 98 Solitaire https://www.evan-roth.com/work/solitaire-exe/

#5yrsago Trump’s Oklahoma campaign manager, who once introduced an anti-immigrant law to “stop sex trafficking of children,” admits to trafficking young boy for sex https://americanindependent.com/trump-campaign-chair-trafficked-kids-for-sex-after-accusing-immigrants-of-doing-the-same/

#1yrago Teamsters transformed https://pluralistic.net/2021/11/19/hoffa-jr-defeated/#teamsters-for-a-democratic-union

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) 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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