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  • Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, journalist and technology activist. He’s 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. Cory is the award-winning author of Walkaway, Little Brother, and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free (among many others). His latest book released earlier this year is Attack Surface, a standalone adult sequel to Little Brother. His novels have been translated into dozens of languages. Cory co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, using some of their licenses for his books. In his speeches, Cory Doctorow outlines key issues of the digital age - in particular, the confluence of intellectual property law, futurism and politics. According to Cory, digital copyright laws have, in general, not served either creators or users well since the dawn of the internet. You can follow Cory’s blog at


Keynote by Cory Doctorow