In this fascinating Meanland lecture at Melbourne Writers Festival, Cory Doctorow explains how the digital world is shaped by corporations enforcing digital rights management regimes.
So while the internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, the new world emerging is not necessarily one that’s better for artistic creators or consumers. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils - as well as the opportunities - of this brave new world.
Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
This talk is presented by Meanland (a collaboration between Meanjin, Overland and if:book), The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival, RMIT Capitol Theatre, Sept 2010