Content — Cory Doctorow

Download for free/donation over at Craphound.

Microsoft Research DRM Talk (This talk was originally given to Microsoft’s Research Group and other interested parties from within the company at their Redmond offices on June 17, 2004.)


The DRM Sausage Factory (Originally published as “A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How DRM Becomes Law,” InformationWeek, July 11, 2007)


Happy Meal Toys versus Copyright: How America chose Hollywood and Wal-Mart, and why it’s doomed us, and how we might survive anyway (Originally published as “How Hollywood, Congress, And DRM Are Beating Up The American Economy,” InformationWeek, June 11, 2007)


Why Is Hollywood Making A Sequel To The Napster Wars? (Originally published in InformationWeek, August 14, 2007)


You DO Like Reading Off a Computer Screen (Originally published in Locus Magazine, March 2007)


How Do You Protect Artists? (Originally published in The Guardian as “Online censorship hurts us all,” Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007)


It’s the Information Economy, Stupid (Originally published in The Guardian as “Free data sharing is here to stay,” September 18, 2007)


Downloads Give Amazon Jungle Fever (Originally published in The Guardian, December 11, 2007)


What’s the Most Important Right Creators Have? (Originally published as “How Big Media’s Copyright Campaigns Threaten Internet Free Expression,” InformationWeek, November 5, 2007)


Giving it Away (Originally published on, December 2006)


Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet (Originally published in Locus Magazine, July 2006)


How Copyright Broke (Originally published in Locus Magazine, September, 2006) 


In Praise of Fanfic (Originally published in Locus Magazine, May 2007)


Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia (Self-published, 26 August 2001)


Amish for QWERTY (Originally published on the O’Reilly Network, 07/09/2003, qwerty.html)


Ebooks: Neither E, Nor Books (Paper for the O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference, San Diego, February 12, 2004)


Free(konomic) E-books (Originally published in Locus Magazine, September 2007)


The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights (Originally published in Locus Magazine, July 2007)


When the Singularity is More Than a Literary Device: An Interview with Futurist-Inventor Ray Kurzweil (Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 2005) 


Wikipedia: a genuine Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy — minus the editors (Originally published in The Anthology at the End of the Universe, April 2005)


Warhol is Turning in His Grave (Originally published in The Guardian, November 13, 2007)


The Future of Ignoring Things (Originally published on InformationWeek’s Internet Evolution, October 3, 2007)


Facebook’s Faceplant (Originally published as “How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook,” in InformationWeek, November 26, 2007)


The Future of Internet Immune Systems (Originally published on InformationWeek’s Internet Evolution, November 19, 2007)


All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites (Paper delivered at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, San Diego, California, 16 March 2005)


READ CAREFULLY (Originally published as “Shrinkwrap Licenses: An Epidemic Of Lawsuits Waiting To Happen” in InformationWeek, February 3, 2007)


World of Democracycraft (Originally published as “Why Online Games Are Dictatorships,” InformationWeek, April 16, 2007)


Snitchtown (Originally published in, June 2007)

Cory’s Page