This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 3, 2024


I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me in TUCSON (Mar 9–10), then San Francisco (Mar 13), and more!

A yellow rectangle. On the left, in blue, are the words ‘Cory Doctorow.’ On the right, in black, is ‘The Bezzle.’ Between them is the motif from the cover of *The Bezzle*: an escheresque impossible triangle. The center of the triangle is a barred, smaller triangle that imprisons a silhouetted male figure in a suit. Two other male silhouettes in suits run alongside the top edges of the triangle.

#20yrsago Database copyright: a stupid idea whose time hasn’t come

#20yrsago How piracy repeatedly saved the entertainment industry

#20yrsago Eisner ousted from Disney’s Board

#20yrsago Worm-writers insulting each other in source-code comments

#15yrsago Christian salt, a wingnut alternative to Kosher salt

#15yrsago Cult of Done Manifesto: a name for my disease

#15yrsago EFF launches “Surveillance Self Defense” — comprehensive guide to blocking govt snooping

#15yrsago In Praise of the Sales Force: the stuff a publisher does for an author that the Internet can’t replace

#15yrsago Manchester man arrested for alleged sewer-grate photography, held as a terrorist

#10yrsago Full NHS hospital records uploaded to Google servers, “infinitely worse” story to come

#10yrsago Cold Equations and Moral Hazard: science fiction considered harmful to the future

#5yrsago Record label censors copyright lawyers’ site by falsely claiming it infringes copyright

#5yrsago Google says it won’t remove Saudi government app that lets men track and monitor their wives and domestic employees

#5yrsago The FAIR Act will end forced arbitration for employment, consumer, antitrust and civil rights disputes