A Little Bit Pregnant: Why it’s a Bad Idea to Regulate Computers the Way We Regulate Radios, Guns, Uranium and Other Special-Purpose Tools - Cory Doctorow

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    Sci-fi author and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow talks about a coming ‘war on general purpose computing’, which could have far reaching consequences for our society.


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  2. Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow - CoRecursive Podcast

    Self-driving cars or armed autonomous military robots may make use of the same technologies. In a certain sense, we as software developers are helping to build and shape the future. What does the future look like and are we helping build the right one? Is technology a force for liberty or oppression.

    Cory Doctorow is one of my favorite authors and also a public intellectual with a keen insight into the dangers we face a society. In this interview, I ask him how to avoid ending up in a techno-totalitarian society. We also talk about Turing, DRM, data mining and monopolies.


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  3. Cory Doctorow - Keynote & Conversation

    Cory Doctorow is a sci-fi author, hero of the open source and creative commons movements, and co-founder of boingboing.net.

    In this exclusive event, Cory travels to Vivid Sydney from London to deliver a keynote on new challenges and frontiers for creators and consumers – asking us to question who we give our rights to - and how creators can best take advantage of a more connected world.

    Following his keynote address, Cory joins anthropologist and Intel fellow Genevieve Bell, for a conversation exploring the future of culture, behaviour and technology, and why sharing and copying matters to makers.


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  4. Cory Doctorow | The Coming War on General Computation

    Users of personal computers have consistently been forced to deal with copyright protection schemes that limited their use of software. From copy protection to rootkits, companies continue to try to protect their material through technical methods and legal challenges. In his presentation at the 28th annual Chaos Communication Congress (28c3), Cory Doctorow reviews the history of these issues, but also warns of the continued war against the general purpose computer.

    Cory argues that proposed laws such as the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and other worldwide legal actions only make it easier for developers to monitor the use of the computer via malware installed as part of the application software. He calls for greater consideration of ways to protect copyright without reducing the value of the general purpose computer to the end user.

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  5. Questions from Cory Doctorow: A Little Bit Pregnant…

    This Q&A is a fantastic addition to the rest of the talk. It’s loaded with great questions and interesting examples.

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  6. Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross

    Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow talk with Mitch Wagner from Internet Evolution about their forthcoming book, Rapture of the Nerds.


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  7. The DRM Sausage Factory

    A chapter from "Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future" by Cory Doctorow. Read by Jan Rubak.

    Official Website of the Book: http://craphound.com/content/

    The entire text of the book is available in various formats for free download from http://craphound.com/content/download/, or for purchase at your favourite bookstore for US$14.95 (ISBN: 978-1-892391-81-0).

    From http://www.archive.org/details/CoryDoctorow-Content_268

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  8. Sci-Fi’s Cory Doctorow Separates Self-Publishing Fact From Fiction

    Cory Doctorow is a best-selling science-fiction writer, champion of creative commons and, now, self-publishing pioneer. He’s distributing his latest book, a collection of short stories called With a Little Help, without the aid of a publishing house. Instead, he has turned to his online community, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to help build buzz, get advice and even copy edit his new book.

    Doctorow tells NPR’s Michele Norris the key to making money off a business model that’s built around the word "free."

    Huffduffed from http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/10/25/130811846/doctorow

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  9. Cory Doctorow: Podcast: Why it is not possible to regulate robots…

    Here’s a reading (MP3) of a my recent Guardian column, Why it is not possible to regulate robots, which discusses where and how robots can be regulated, and whether there is any sensible ground for “robot law” as distinct from “computer law.”


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  10. Cory Doctorow on intellectual property in a digital age

    In a keynote speech for The Literary Conference 2014, author and renowned digital publishing pioneer Cory Doctorow talks about his creative experiments on and offline, and addresses head-on the thorny question of ‘Intellectual Property in a Digital Age’.


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