2012 Feb 13, 4:00
Most existing DRM attempts to only allow the user to access the DRM'ed content with particular applications or with particular credentials so that if the file is shared it won't be useful to
others. A better solution is to encode any of the user's horrible secrets into unique versions of the DRM'ed content so that the user won't want to share it. Entangle the users and the
content provider's secrets together in one document and accordingly their interests. I call this Blackmail DRM. For an implementation it is important to point out that the user's horrible secret
doesn't need to be verified as accurate, but merely verified as believable.
Apparently I need to get these blog posts written faster because only recently I read about Social DRM which is a light weight version of my idea
but with a misleading name. Instead of horrible secrets, they say they'll use personal information like the user's name in the DRM'ed content. More of my thoughts stolen and before I even had a
chance to think of it first!
2010 May 10, 8:43
Charles Stross on the intersection of ebooks and the publishing industry. Includes the answer to the misinformed question "why are you charging so much for access to the file your authors emailed
you?" Also includes this quote on Cory Doctorow "... Cory is a Special Snowflake with EFF superpowers and New York Times Bestseller mojo which make him immune to the normal laws of man and nature."
2010 Feb 21, 2:54
Internet folk sing about their love of various nerdy things ala xkcd comic of similar name
2009 Aug 24, 9:56
AtYourLibraryOrg interviews Cory Doctorow on library and librarian related Cory Doctorow topics, then breaks up his answers into short videos. Easy to watch and interesting.
2009 Jul 15, 7:00
"Tor.com is proud to be serializing Makers, Cory Doctorow’s upcoming novel, which goes on sale from Tor Books in November."
2009 Jun 25, 11:45
"Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now is the Creative Commons comics adaptation of six short stories by Boing Boing editor and science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow... The result are
eight Creative Commons mobile comics specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices."
2009 Jun 19, 3:34
"Don Murphy, producer of such films as Natural Born Killers and From Hell, has bought a film option on Little Brother." You should read Little Brother. Its available via Creative Commons so you can,
right now, go read the first chapter
2009 Mar 6, 5:02
Reminds me of the guy from the Jose Chung episode of the X-Files that would repeatedly yell 'Roswell!' whenever he felt he was the subject of government oppression. The more time passes I only end up
remembering the awesome episodes of the X-Files.
2008 Sep 9, 8:31
Cory Doctorow's Flickr set of photos from various data centers (like CERN's LHC data center).
2008 Sep 9, 8:29
Article on the data centers that backup the Internet Archive and handle CERN's LHC's data. "CERN embodies borderlessness. The Swiss-French border is a drainage ditch running to one side of the
cafeteria; it was shifted a few metres to allow that excellent establishment to trade the finicky French health codes for the more laissez-fair Swiss jurisdiction. And in the data sphere it is
2008 Apr 8, 4:36
Podcast of Cory Doctorow's course at USC.
2008 Mar 28, 1:37
Cory Doctorow regularly reads from his books and irregularly includes random other stuff. Currently reading the novella he co-wrote with Ben Rosenbaum, 'True Names'.
2008 Mar 15, 11:47
A recording of a reading of fan fiction involving a caped and goggled Cory Doctorow.
2008 Feb 21, 10:01
Nebraska Library Commission beings including electronic and printed versions of Creative Commons books in their library.
2008 Jan 5, 11:34
Cory Doctorow's book Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom available free via Creative Commons. More traiditional singularity style scifi. I liked this much better than Someone Comes to Town.
2008 Jan 5, 10:41
Project Gutenberg's listing for Cory Doctorow containing all of his CC books in readable HTML formats.
2008 Jan 2, 5:49
Cory Doctorow's short stories from 'A Place So Foreign and Eight More' that are licensed under Creative Commons in HTML.
2008 Jan 2, 4:41
Cory Doctorow the always entertaining and informative speaker talks on new business models, DRM, etc. FTA: "Cory Doctorow is an activist, a writer, a blogger, a public speaker, and a technology
person. He speaks about "Digital Rights Management" at LIFT0
2007 Oct 9, 5:10
Cory Doctorow gives talk to Microsoft research on DRM.
2007 Mar 27, 4:58
A book by Cory Doctorow available for free via Creative Commons. I finished this very recently. Its very ... different. I understand but I don't comprehend.