This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJan 19


#20yrsago SBC’s patent-shakedown: website navigation

#15yrsago Congress moving forward with plan to scare colleges into supporting RIAA measures

#15yrsago Canadian Privacy Commissioner rejects DRM: don’t give spyware legal protection!

#10yrsago Guerrilla indie feature film shot at Walt Disney World

#10yrsago Designing for the factory: makers, machines, China, and industrial design

#10yrsago Jonathan Coulton: Glee plagiarized my arrangement of “Baby Got Back”

#5yrsago To keep their bond-ratings, hedge-funds have to publicly demonstrate that they are the most ruthless of landlords

#5yrsago Self-destructing thumb drives with smoke loads, glowing elements, tiny explosives

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).



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