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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow at the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005.
Born: July 17, 1971 (1971-07-17) (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Flag of Canada
Occupation: novelist, blogger
Genres: Science fiction, Cyberpunk
Website: craphound.com

Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, and uses some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics. Image File history File links en: Cory Doctorow at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... The Clyde Auditorium with the main SECC building behind it The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Interaction, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4-8 August, 2005. ... Glaswegian redirects here. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... 1990 Boing Boing logo, from a t-shirt Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming an award winning group blog. ... Copyright symbol Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. ... The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term referring to technologies used by publishers or copyright owners to control access to or usage of digital data or hardware, and to restrictions associated with a specific instance of a digital work or device. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... A post-scarcity economy is a hypothetical form of economy or society, often explored in science fiction, in which valuable things (material, energy or information) are free or practically free, creating abundance. ...

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Biography

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Trotskyist teachers,[1] Doctorow was raised in an activist household, working in the nuclear disarmament movement and as a Greenpeace campaigner as a child. He later served on the board of directors for the Grindstone Island Co-operative on Big Rideau Lake, Ontario, helping to run a conference center devoted to peace and social justice education and activist training. He received his high school diploma from a free school in Toronto called SEED School, and dropped out of four universities without attaining a degree. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Nuclear disarmament is the proposed undeployment and dismantling of nuclear weapons, particularly those of the United States and the Soviet Union (later Russia) targeted on each other. ... Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The Ontario Academic Credit (OAC) is part of the curriculum(s) codified by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Ontario Schools:  Intermediate and Senior (OS:IS, oh-sis) and its revisions. ... A democratic school is a school that centers on democratic principles and participatory democracy with full and equal participation from both students and staff. ...


Doctorow moved to Los Angeles, California in mid-2006 from London, England, where he had worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation for four years, 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 and now teaches at the University of Southern California, despite the fact that he holds no degrees in higher education. He is a frequent public speaker on copyright issues. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate 50... EFF Logo The EFF uses the blue ribbon as symbolism for their Free Speech defense. ... The Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based organisation that hopes to preserve digital rights and freedoms by serving as a hub for other cyber-rights groups campaigning on similar digital rights issues. ... Doheny Library. ...


Fiction

Doctorow's first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom was published in January 2003, and was the first novel released under one of the Creative Commons licenses. The license allowed readers to circulate the electronic edition as long as they neither made money from it nor used it to create derived works. The electronic edition was released simultaneously with the print edition. Down And Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow. ... Creative Commons, some rights reserved. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


In March 2003, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom was re-released under a different Creative Commons license that allowed derivative works such as fan fiction, but still prohibited commercial usage. A semi-sequel short story called Truncat was published on Salon.com in August 2003. Doctorow's other two novels use Creative Commons licenses that prohibit derived works and commercial usage and have followed the model of making digital versions available, without charge, at the same time that the print versions are published. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... Screenshot of Salon. ...


He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2000, the Locus Award for Best First Novel for Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom in 2003, and in 2004 he won the Sunburst award for best Canadian Science Fiction Book for his short story collection, A Place So Foreign and Eight More. This collection also contained his short story "0wnz0red", which was nominated for the 2003 Nebula Award. The John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction is awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society. ... A Place So Foreign and Eight More is a collection of short stories by Cory Doctorow. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ...


Other

Cory Doctorow at a summit at Stanford in 2006
Cory Doctorow at a summit at Stanford in 2006

In 2006, Doctorow 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, 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. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1916x1916, 572 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cory Doctorow ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1916x1916, 572 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cory Doctorow ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... In international relations, the term public diplomacy is a term coined in the 1960s to describe aspects of international diplomacy other than the interactions between national governments. ... The University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy is a joint academic research, teaching and training center created and run jointly by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences School of International Relations. ... Integrated Media Systems Center is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy is a joint academic research, teaching and training center created and run jointly by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences School of International Relations. ... Doheny Library. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Doctorow's nonfiction works include his first book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction (co-written with Karl Schroeder and published in 2000), and his contributions to Boing Boing, the weblog he co-edits, as well as regular columns in Popular Science and Make magazines. He is a Contributing Writer to Wired magazine, and contributes occasionally to other magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the Boston Globe. In 2004, he wrote an essay on Wikipedia included in The Anthology at the End of the Universe comparing Internet attempts at Hitchhiker's Guide-type resources including discussing his own article on Wikipedia. In the same year, he delivered a talk to Microsoft's Research Group related to copyright, technology, and DRM.[2] Karl Schroeder (born September 4, 1962) is a Canadian author. ... 1990 Boing Boing logo, from a t-shirt Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming an award winning group blog. ... This article is not about the magazine, Popular Science Popular science is interpretation of science intended for a general audience, rather than for other scientists or students. ... Make (or MAKE) is a quarterly magazine published by[1] OReilly Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. ... Wired is a full-color monthly magazine and on-line periodical published in San Francisco, California since March 1993. ...


He served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1999. 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 in the summer of 2003. Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (pronounced // or //), was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. ... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project (the GNU head), the Linux kernel mascot Tux the Penguin, and the FreeBSD daemon Free software is a term coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation[1] to refer to software that can be used, studied, and modified without... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... OpenCola is a brand of cola unique in that the instructions for making it are freely available and modifiable. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Together with Austrian art group monochrom he initiated the Instant Blitz Copy Fight project. People from all over the world are asked to take flash pictures of copyright warnings in movie theaters. monochrom members: (back) Johannes Grenzfurthner, Evelyn Fürlinger, Roland Gratzer; (front) Günther Friesinger, Franz Ablinger. ...


Cory's parents have suggested that he is related to author E.L. Doctorow, but E.L. Doctorow himself could not confirm (or deny) the family connection.[3] E.L. Doctorow, photograph by Jill Krementz, from back cover of Doctorows 1975 novel Ragtime Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York, New York) is the author of several critically acclaimed novels that blend history and social criticism. ...


Bibliography

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction (self-help, Alpha Books, 2000)
  • Essential Blogging (tech help, O'Reilly and Associates, 2003)
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom [1] (novel, Tor Books, 2003) released under a Creative Commons License.
    • (Truncat (short story) -- a quasi-sequel to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom)
  • A Place So Foreign and Eight More [2] (short story collection, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003)
  • Eastern Standard Tribe [3] (novel, Tor Books 2004) released under a Creative Commons License.
  • i, robot (Hugo nominated short story, InfiniteMatrix.net, 2005)
  • Glenn Yeffeth, ed., The Anthology at the End of the Universe?, chapter titled "Wikipedia: A Genuine H2G2-Minus the Editors", by Cory Doctorow, Benbella Books ISBN 1-932100-56-3
  • Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town [4] (novel, Tor Books, 2005)
  • /usr/bin/god (working title) (novel; forthcoming, Tor Books)
  • Little Brother (working title) (novel; forthcoming, Tor Books)
  • Ebooks: Neither E Nor Books. (online text).
  • Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present (short story collection, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007) [5] ISBN: 1560259817
  • There‚Äôs a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow / Now is the Best Time of Your Life (Novella, forthcoming)

Down And Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow. ... Creative Commons, some rights reserved. ... A Place So Foreign and Eight More is a collection of short stories by Cory Doctorow. ... Eastern Standard Tribe is a 2004 novel by Cory Doctorow, who also wrote Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and A Place So Foreign and Eight more. ... Creative Commons, some rights reserved. ... Somecone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a contemporary fantasy novel by Canadian author Cory Doctorow. ...

References

  1. ^ Bio from Doctorow's website, URL accessed 4 May 2006
  2. ^ Doctorow, Cory. "Microsoft Research DRM talk". June 17, 2004.
  3. ^ "Off the Page: E.L. Doctorow". Washington Post. May 20, 2004.

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Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of Creative Commons.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Trotskyist teachers, Doctorow was raised in an activist household, working in the nuclear disarmament movement and as a Greenpeace campaigner as a child.
Doctorow's second novel, Eastern Standard Tribe, was released in March 2004 in hardcover and in paperback in spring 2005.
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