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Popcorn Taxi presents Cory Doctorow: where does hollywood get off?

P o p c o r n T a x i
S c r e e n i n g s P r o g r a m – S y d n e y

p r e s e n t e d with

THE AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION

This is big! For those of you who don’t know Cory Doctorow, he is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. His novels are published by Tor Books and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work. He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, sold to OpenText, Inc in 2003, and presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the MetaBrainz Foundation, Technorati, Inc, and Onion Networks, Inc.

popcorn taxi (screenings program Sydney) and the Australian Film commission is presenting Doctorow on Wednesday, 19 April 2006 @ 7.00pm at the Greater Union Bondi Junction where he poses the question

where does Hollywood get off with its antiquated business model, in treating the media user as a criminal with their draconian copyright laws?…such laws limit the creative possibilities for artists and users

entry to the event is free.

See popcorn taxi for more information.

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