Issue #20 June 2006

Red Hat Summit visionary keynote: Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow, co-editor of popular blog BoingBoing, EFF Fellow, and award-winning science fiction author, discusses the circular nature of advancement and restriction in visual art, literature, radio, television, and music. Learn about digital rights management technologies like Broadcast Flag, DMCA, Trusted Computing, and the companies we know and love who are behind this crippleware. Doctorow gleefully illustrates how they threaten consumer choice and have throughout history, and what you can--and should--do about it. The important question: Is it progress or piracy? Be warned, though: this guy's hilarious. Might want to put down your drink before it ends up sprayed on your keyboard.

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  • Read part one and part two of our article, A long talk with Cory Doctorow.
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