Cory Doctorow is a very well known science fiction writer, journalist, and a commentator on technology and social issues. He is interviewed in about the first 15 minutes of the Canadian (CBC) program Spark 170. I think what he’s saying is both prescient and very important.
It would be worthwhile for American readers to listen to the second interview as well, which gives a bit of a view of SOPA/PIPA from outside this country.
- Copyright Was Just The Beginning: Cory Doctorow on the Coming War on General Computation (singularityweblog.com)
- Cory Doctorow Speaks Out About The Coming War On General Purpose Computation (essayboard.com)
- Science fiction sucks at prediction, and that’s OK (craphound.com)