This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
3 min readSep 26


Tomorrow (September 22), I’ll be livestreaming into the DIG Festival in Modena, Italy. On September 27, I’ll be at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles with Brian Merchant for a joint launch for my new book The Internet Con and his new book, Blood in the Machine.

#20yrsago Electronic voting machines: WE WON!

#20yrsago @Stake employee fired after criticizing MSFT: Download the report the cost of monopoly.pdf

#20yrsago India to ban cover-versions of music

#15yrsago Walmart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection

#15yrsago Britain will make foreigners carry RFID identity cards and will put us in a huge, Orwellian database

#10yrsago Verizon wants to slow down your favorite websites unless they pay bribes

#10yrsago Big Content and Big Telcos make copyright propaganda for California public schools

#5yrsago Want the platforms to police bad speech and fake news? The copyright wars want a word with you.

#5yrsago A message to the kids from America’s gerontocracy: DON’T VOTE

#5yrsago Jordan Peterson’s gamma lobsters find a new low: defending censorship

#5yrsago A 17-year-old is leading Michigan’s Right to Repair movement…