This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow


#20yrsago Dan Gillmor: The dotcom bubble was a Big Con

#20yrsago GW Bush parodies can’t air on UK TV without his permission

#15yrsago Time’s Joe Klein shoves his foot in his gob on NSA wiretapping

#15yrsago Canada’s coming DMCA will be the worst copyright yet

#10yrsago Letter from Alabama AG to KKK Grand Wizard: “Kiss my ass”

#10yrsago Hotel break-ins blamed on flaw in keycard system

#10yrsago Collaborative critical study of one-line BASIC program written for the Commodore 64

#5yrsago One of the net’s most important freedom canaries died the day the W3C greenlit web-wide DRM; what can we learn from the fight?

#5yrsago Trump appointed a loan-shark fixer as an assistant Attorney General, who then wrote a controversial memo justifying the neutering of the consumer finance watchdog

#5yrsago Comcast spams social media with Net Neutrality promises, hopes you won’t notice that they used to promise a LOT more

#5yrsago Religious fanatics go to the Supreme Court for the First Amendment right to trick women into bearing unwanted children

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).