This is Cory Doctorow.
You may remember him from such popular, madcap adventures as Boing Boing. Or one of his many, many books, including his latest, Little Brother. Or the Makers revolution (no, I do not mean his novel by the same name).
As you read these words, he’s flying across vast, most likely mountainous, terrain, racing from London to Melbourne to deliver to the hungry Melbourne Writers Festival crowds another in the line of stimulating Meanland – this time in partnership with the MWF ‘Big Ideas’ – lectures: Copyright versus Creativity.
He will traverse such topics as: How can writers seize the possibilities of the digital future? Are copyright and creativity compatible, or is it merely a war of attrition?
MWF describes the event thusly:
The internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, but many authors are finding new and innovative ways to circulate their work — and to make a living while doing so. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils and opportunities of this brave new world.
Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.
Cory Doctorow is brought to you by Meanland (a collaboration between Meanjin, Overland and if:book), The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival.
For further reading, see Jessica Au’s recent rousing and well-researched post on the whole phenomenon that is Cory Doctorow over at Meanland.