Published 1 September 201012 October 2010 · Main Posts Cory Doctorow. Melbourne, tomorrow night. Copyright vs Creativity. Editorial team 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. So, to recap. What: Big Ideas: Copyright versus Creativity Starring: Cory Doctorow Where: RMIT Capitol Theatre When: Thursday 2 September 6pm Tickets: $30 full $25 conc, available at MWF. Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.