This day in history

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 22, 2022

2002, 2017, 2021.

#20yrsago Bruce Sterling’s Computers, Freedom and Privacy keynote

#5yrsago John Deere just told the copyright office that only corporations can own property, humans can only license it

#1yrago EFF sues Proctorio over copyfraud

#1yrago Fighting FLoC is compatible with fighting monopoly

#1yrago Moxie hacks Cellebrite

#1yrago Banks made bank on covid overdraft charges

#1yrago The awesome destructive power of a billionaire

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).