Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future By Cory Doctorow

Content: Selected Essays on , , Copyright, and the of the Future 

Publisher: Tachyon Publications 2008
ISBN/ASIN: 1892391813
ISBN-13: 9781892391810
Number of pages: 240

Hailed by Bruce Sterling as “a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” the 's favorite high-tech maven is celebrated with the first collection of his infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Irreverently championing free speech and universal to information—even if it's just a free download of the newest Britney Spears MP3—he leads off with a mutinous talk given at Microsoft on digital management, insisting that they stop treating their customers as criminals. Readers will discover how chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is basically just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books. Practicing what he preaches, all of the author's books, including this one, are simultaneously released in print and on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their reuse and sharing. He argues persuasively that this practice has considerably increased his sales by enlisting readers to promote his work. Accessible to geeks and nontechies alike, this is a timely collection from an author who effortlessly surfs the zeitgeist while always generating his own wave.

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