Cory Doctorow–Makers–Videos

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Cory Doctorow – Makers

Authors@Google: Cory Doctorow

 

Background Articles and Videos

Cory Doctorow on Kids And The Impact Of Technology

Meet the Media Guru: Cory Doctorow (BoingBoing) on Obama, privacy and copyright

Cory Doctorow – Publishing Point Perspectives – October 2009

Cory Doctorow on Why Copyright is Worth Fighting About

Interview with Cory Doctorow – Part 1

Interview with Cory Doctorow – Part 2

Interview with Cory Doctorow – Part 3

 

Cory Doctorow

“…Cory Doctorow (pronounced /ˈkɒri ˈdɒktəroʊ/; born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, using some of their licences for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics.[1]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Trotskyist teachers,[2] Doctorow was raised in a Jewish activist[3] household. His father was born in a refugee camp in Azerbaijan[4] and Doctorow became involved in the nuclear disarmament movement and as a Greenpeace campaigner as a child. He received his high school diploma from SEED School, a free school in Toronto, and dropped out of four universities without attaining a degree.

He later served on the board of directors for the Grindstone Island Co-operative on Big Rideau Lake in Ontario, helping to run a conference centre devoted to peace and social justice education and activist training.[citation needed]

In 1992 Doctorow went on a volunteer trip to Costa Rica with Youth Challenge International (YCI), which he found “profoundly good and profoundly enriching”. [5]

In June 1999, he co-founded the free software P2P software company Opencola with John Henson and Grad Conn. The company was sold to the Open Text Corporation of Waterloo, Ontario in the summer of 2003.[1]

Doctorow moved to London and worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation for four years,[1] helping to set up the Open Rights Group, before quitting to pursue writing full-time in January 2006. Upon his departure, Doctorow was named a Fellow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.[1]

He was named the 2006-2007 Canadian Fulbright Chair in Public Diplomacy at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, jointly sponsored by the Royal Fulbright Commission,[6] the Integrated Media Systems Center, and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. The academic Chair included a one year writing and teaching residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.[7][1]

He then returned to London. He is a frequent public speaker on copyright issues.

In 2009, Doctorow became the first Independent Studies Scholar in Virtual Residence at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He was formerly a student in the program in 1993-94, but left without completing a thesis.

Doctorow is married to Alice Taylor, and together they have one daughter, named Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow, who was born in 2008.[8] Cory Doctorow and Alice Taylor married on Sunday, October 26, 2008.[9]

[edit] Other work and fellowships

He served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1999.

Together with Austrian art group monochrom he initiated the Instant Blitz Copy Fight project, for which people from all over the world are asked to take flash pictures of copyright warnings in movie theaters.[10]

At the 2003 Torcon 3 World Science Fiction Convention, Doctorow was a featured guest.[citation needed]

On October 31, 2005, Doctorow was involved in a controversy over digital rights management with Sony-BMG, as told in Wikinomics.[11]

 
Cory Doctorow at the Singularity Summit at Stanford in 2006

Doctorow is a regular contributor to the TVOntario podcast Search Engine, formerly on CBC. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow

Interview with Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow: Pwned: How Copyright turns us all into IP ser

 

 

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