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Open Minds Podcast: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Journalist and Tech Activist

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Hello Creative Commoners! We are back with a new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this episode, Creative Commons’ General Counsel, Kat Walsh, sits down for an hour-long discussion with award winning science fiction author, journalist and technology activist, Cory Doctorow ( 

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Cory is a renowned advocate for liberalizing copyright law and a longtime contributor and supporter of CC and the commons, with several of his titles and creative works licensed under CC licenses. He is a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. In 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Cory is the author of young adult novels like LITTLE BROTHER and HOMELAND, and novels for adults like ATTACK SURFACE and WALKAWAY, as well as nonfiction books like HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM. His next nonfiction book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly and fairness in the creative arts labor market. Cory was born in Toronto, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles.

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Posted 06 April 2022