|Born|| (1971-07-17) July 17, 1971|
Toronto 29, Ontario, Canada
|Genre||Science fiction, postcyberpunk|
Cory Efram Doctorow (/ˈkɒri ˈdɒktəroʊ/; born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who served as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics.
Life and career
Cory Efram Doctorow was born in Toronto, Ontario on 17 July 1971. He is of Eastern European Jewish descent. His paternal grandfather was born in what is now Poland and his paternal grandmother was from Leningrad. Both fled Nazi Germany's advance eastward during World War II, and as a result Doctorow's father was born in a displaced persons camp near Baku, Azerbaijan. His grandparents and father emigrated to Canada from the Soviet Union. Doctorow's mother's family were Ukrainian-Russian Romanians.
Doctorow was a friend of Columbia law professor Tim Wu, dating to their time together in elementary school. Doctorow went to summer camp as a young teenager at what he has described as a "hippy summer camp" at Grindstone Island, near Portland, Ontario, that was influential on his intellectual life and development. He quit high school,[verification needed] received his Ontario Academic Credit (high school diploma) from the SEED School in Toronto, and attended four universities without obtaining a degree.
In June 1999, Doctorow co-founded the free software P2P company Opencola with John Henson and Grad Conn, which sold to the Open Text Corporation of Waterloo, Ontario in the summer of 2003.[third-party source needed] The company used a drink called OpenCola as part of its promotional campaign.
Doctorow later relocated to London and worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation for four years,[third-party source needed] helping to establish the Open Rights Group, before leaving the EFF to pursue writing full-time in January 2006; Doctorow remained a Fellow of the EFF for some time after his departure from the EFF Staff. He was named the 2006–2007 Canadian Fulbright Chair for Public Diplomacy at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, sponsored jointly by the Royal Fulbright Commission, the Integrated Media Systems Center, and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. The professorship included a one-year writing and teaching residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States. He then returned to London,[when?] but remained a frequent public speaker on copyright issues.
In 2009, Doctorow became the first Independent Studies Scholar in Virtual Residence at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He was a student in the program during 1993–94, but left without completing a thesis. Doctorow is also a Visiting Professor at the Open University in the United Kingdom.[when?] In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from The Open University.
Doctorow married Alice Taylor in October 2008; they have a daughter named Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow, who was born in 2008.[third-party source needed] Doctorow became a British citizen by naturalisation on 12 August 2011.
In 2015, Doctorow decided to leave London and move to Los Angeles, expressing disappointment at London's "death" after Britain's choice of Conservative government; he stated at the time, "London is a city whose two priorities are being a playground for corrupt global elites who turn neighbourhoods into soulless collections of empty safe-deposit boxes in the sky, and encouraging the feckless criminality of the finance industry. These two facts are not unrelated." He rejoined the EFF in January 2015 to campaign for the eradication of digital rights management (DRM).
Doctorow left Boing Boing in January 2020, and soon started a solo blogging project titled Pluralistic. The circumstances surrounding Doctorow's exit from the website were unclear at the time, although Doctorow acknowledged that he remained a co-owner of Boing Boing. Given the end of the 19-year association between Doctorow and Boing Boing, MetaFilter described this news as "the equivalent of the Beatles breaking up" for the blog world. Doctorow's exit was not acknowledged by Boing Boing, with his name being quietly removed from the list of editors on 29 January 2020.
Other work, activism, and fellowships
Doctorow served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1999.
In 2007, together with Austrian art group monochrom, he initiated the Instant Blitz Copy Fight project, which asks people from all over the world to take flash pictures of copyright warnings in movie theaters.
As a user of the Tor anonymity network for more than a decade during his global travels, Doctorow publicly supports the network; furthermore, Boing Boing operates a "high speed, high-quality exit node."
Doctorow began selling fiction when he was 17 years old, and sold several stories, followed by publication of the story "Craphound" in 1998.[verification needed]
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Doctorow's first novel, was published in January 2003, and was the first novel released under one of the Creative Commons licences, allowing readers to circulate the electronic edition as long as they neither made money from it nor used it to create derived works. The electronic edition was released simultaneously with the print edition. In March 2003, it was re-released with a different Creative Commons licence that allowed derivative works such as fan fiction, but still prohibited commercial usage.
Doctorow's other novels have been released with Creative Commons licences that allow derived works and prohibit commercial usage, and he has used the model of making digital versions available, without charge, at the same time that print versions are published.
His Sunburst Award-winning short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More was also published in 2004: "0wnz0red" from this collection was nominated for the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Doctorow released the bestselling novel Little Brother in 2008 with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike licence. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2009. and won the 2009 Prometheus Award, Sunburst Award, and the 2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
Doctorow released another young adult novel, For the Win, in May 2010.[verification needed] The novel is available free on the author's website as a Creative Commons download, and is also published in traditional paper format by Tor Books. The book is about "greenfarming", and concerns massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
Doctorow's short story collection "With a Little Help" was released in printed format on May 3, 2011. It is a project to demonstrate the profitability of Doctorow's method of releasing his books in print and subsequently for free under Creative Commons.
His novel Walkaway was released in 2017.
In March 2019, Doctorow released Radicalized, a collection of four self-contained science-fiction novellas dealing with how life in America could be in the near future. The book was selected for the 2020 edition of Canada Reads, in which it was defended by Akil Augustine.
Nonfiction and other writings
Doctorow's nonfiction works include his first book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction (co-written with Karl Schroeder and published in 2000), his contributions to Boing Boing, the blog he co-edits, as well as regular columns in the magazines Popular Science and Make. He is a contributing writer to Wired magazine, and contributes occasionally to other magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, and the Boston Globe.
In 2004, he wrote an essay on Wikipedia included in The Anthology at the End of the Universe, comparing Internet attempts at Hitchhiker's Guide-type resources, including a discussion of the Wikipedia article about himself. Doctorow contributed the foreword to Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (The MIT Press, 2008) edited by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky. He also was a contributing writer to the book Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century.[clarification needed][third-party source needed]
He popularised the term "metacrap" by a 2001 essay titled "Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia." Some of his non-fiction published between 2001 and 2007 has been collected by Tachyon Publications as Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. In 2016 he wrote the article Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood-Hacker (published on MIT Technology Review) as a review of the TV show Mr. Robot and argued for a better portrayal and understanding of technology, computers and their risks and consequences in our modern world.
He is the originator of Doctorow's Law: "Anytime someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit."
Opinions on intellectual property
Doctorow believes that copyright laws should be liberalised to allow for free sharing of all digital media. He has also advocated filesharing. He argues that copyright holders should have a monopoly on selling their own digital media and that copyright laws should not be operative unless someone attempts to sell a product that is under someone else's copyright.
Doctorow is an opponent of digital rights management and claims that it limits the free sharing of digital media and frequently causes problems for legitimate users (including registration problems that lock users out of their own purchases and prevent them from being able to move their media to other devices).
In popular culture
The webcomic 'xkcd' occasionally features a partially fictional version of Doctorow who lives in a hot air balloon up in the "blogosphere" ("above the tag clouds") and wears a red cape and goggles, such as in the comic "Blagofaire". When Doctorow won the 2007 EFF Pioneer Award, the presenters gave him a red cape, goggles and a balloon.
The novel Ready Player One features a mention of Doctorow as being the newly re-elected President of the OASIS User Council (with Wil Wheaton as his vice-president) in the year 2044, saying that, "those two geezers had been doing a kick-ass job of protecting user rights for over a decade."
The comedic role-playing game Kingdom of Loathing features a boss-fight against a monster named Doctor Oh who is described as wearing a red cape and goggles. The commentary before the fight and assorted hit, miss and fumble messages during the battle make reference to Doctorow's advocacy for open-source sharing and freedom of media.
- 2000 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
- 2004 Locus Award for Best First Novel for Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
- 2004 Sunburst Award for A Place So Foreign and Eight More
- 2006 Locus Award for Best Novelette for "I, Robot"
- 2007 Locus Award for Best Novelette for "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth"
- 2007 The Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award
- For Little Brother
- 2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award
- 2009 Prometheus Award
- 2009 Sunburst Award
- 2009 White Pine Award
- 2018 Inkpot Award
- For Pirate Cinema
- For Homeland
In chronological sequence, unless otherwise indicated
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (December 2014)
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. Tor. 2003. ISBN 0-7653-0436-8.
- Eastern Standard Tribe. Tor. 2004. ISBN 0-7653-0759-6.
- Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. Tor. 2005. ISBN 0-7653-1278-6.
- Little Brother. Tom Doherty Associates. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7653-1985-2.
- Makers. Tor. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7653-1279-2.
- For the Win. Tor. 2010. ISBN 978-0-7653-2216-6.
- The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, November 1, 2011, ISBN 978-1-6048-6404-5
- The Rapture of the Nerds. Tor. September 2012. ISBN 978-0-765-32910-3.(with Charles Stross)
- Pirate Cinema. Tor. 12 October 2012. ISBN 978-0-7653-2908-0.
- Homeland. Tor. 5 February 2013. ISBN 978-0-7653-3369-8.
- Walkaway. Tor. 25 April 2017. ISBN 978-0-7653-9276-3.
- Attack Surface. Head of Zeus. 1 October 2020. ISBN 978-1-8389-3996-0.
- In Real Life. Illustrated by Jen Wang. First Second. October 14, 2014. ISBN 978-1596436589.
- Poesy the Monster Slayer. Illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. First Second. July 14, 2020. ISBN 978-1626723627.
- A Place So Foreign and Eight More. Four Walls Eight Windows. 2003. ISBN 1568582862. or ISBN 978-1-5685-8286-3
- Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1560259817.
- With a Little Help. Cor-Doc Co. 2009. ISBN 9780557943050.
- Other instance: With a little help. CreateSpace. 2011. ISBN 9781456576349.
- Radicalized. Tor. 19 March 2019. ISBN 978-1-2502-2858-1.
|Title||Year||First published in||Reprinted in|
|Craphound||1998||Science Fiction Age, March 1998||
|The Super Man and the Bugout||1998||DailyLit|
|Return to Pleasure Island||2000||Realms of Fantasy||Helgadottir, Margrét, ed. (2019). American Monsters Part 2. Fox Spirit Books. ISBN 978-1910462294.|
|0wnz0red||2002||?||A place so foreign and eight more. Four Walls Eight Windows. 2003. ISBN 1568582862.|
|Truncat||2002||?||The Bakka anthology. Bakka Books. 2002. ISBN 0973150831.|
|I, Row-Boat||2006||Flurb: a webzine of astonishing tales 1 (Fall 2006)||Overclocked: stories of the future present. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1560259817.|
|Scroogled||2007||Radar (Sep 2007)||With a little help. Cor-Doc Co. 2009. ISBN 9780557943050.|
|The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away||2008||Tor.com|
|When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth||2008||??||Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Night Shade Books. 2008. ISBN 9781597801058.|
|True names (with Benjamin Rosenbaum)||2008||Anders, Lou, ed. (2008). Fast forward 2. Pyr. ISBN 9781591026921.||Kessel, John; Kelly, James Patrick, eds. (2012). Digital rapture: the singularity anthology. Tachyon. ISBN 9781616960704.|
|Chicken Little||2009||With a little help. Cor-Doc Co. 2009. ISBN 9780557943050.||Hull, Elizabeth Anne, ed. (2011). Gateways. Tor. ISBN 9780765326621.|
|There's a great big beautiful tomorrow / Now is the best time of your life||2010||Doctorow, C. (2010). Strahan, Jonathan (ed.). Godlike machines. Science Fiction Book Club. ISBN 9781616647599.||Doctorow, C. (2011). The great big beautiful tomorrow. PM Press. ISBN 9781604864045.|
|Clockwork Fagin||2011||Grant, Gavin J. and Link, Kelly, eds. (2011). Steampunk! Candlewick Press. ISBN 9780763660451|
|Another Time, Another Place||2011||Van Allsburg (2011). The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales ISBN 0547548109|
|The Man Who Sold The Moon||2014||Boing Boing|
|Car Wars||2016||Deakin University|
- Doctorow, Cory; Schroeder, Karl (2000). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction. Alpha. ISBN 0028639189.
- Doctorow, Cory; et al. (2002). Essential blogging. O'Reilly. ISBN 0596003889.
- Doctorow, Cory (1 February 2004). Ebooks : neither E, nor books. Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 5 December 2014. Paper for the O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference, 2004.
- — (2005). "Wikipedia : a genuine H2G2, minus the editors". In Yeffeth, Glenn (ed.). The anthology at the end of the universe : leading science fiction authors on Douglas Adams' The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. BenBella. ISBN 9781932100563.
- — (2008). Content : selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright, and the future of the future. Tachyon. ISBN 9781892391810.
- — (2010). "You can't own knowledge". Freesouls. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- — (January 2010). "Close enough for rock 'n' roll". Locus (588): 29.
- — (2011). Context : further selected essays on productivity, creativity, parenting, and politics in the 21st Century. Tachyon. ISBN 9781616960483.
- — (2014). Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age. McSweeney's. ISBN 9781940450285.
- — (2 September 2017). "Demon-Haunted World". Locus Online.
- — (21 January 2021). How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. Medium Editions. ISBN 9781736205907.
- "Cory Doctorow". USC Center on Public Diplomacy USC. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.[third-party source needed]
- "Literary Birthday - 17 July - Cory Doctorow". Writers Write. 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
- Doctorow, C. (28 May 2013). "What My Father Taught Me: Cory Doctorow". Popular Mechanics. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
- Doctorow, C. (2 September 2009). "Azeri "donkey video" bloggers arrested". Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- Jacobsen, Scott Douglas (9 July 2018). "An Interview with Cory Efram Doctorow (Part One)". In-Sight Publishing. Archived from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
- Warnica, Richard (6 September 2014). "Toronto superstar academic who coined 'net-neutrality' could be nominee for N.Y. lieutenant-governor". National Post. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Sense of Place: Cory Doctorow, Grindstone Island, Ontario". Radio National. 23 February 2018. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Doctorow, C. (2010), "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow / Now is the best time of your life", in Strahan, Jonathan (ed.), Godlike Machines, Garden City, New York: Science Fiction Book Club, p. 167, ISBN 9781616647599
- Doctorow, Cory (8 May 2020). "Graduation certificate from Mom and Dad". Flickr.com. Self-published by subject. Archived from the original on 1 August 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
Graduation certificate from Mom and Dad. I finally graduated from high school (after 7 years!) in 1991. My parents were so relieved they made me this (which my Mom just found while doing some lock-in organizing and sent to me). Love their optimism! I dropped out of four universities after this and never got a degree.
- "RIP, EL Doctorow". 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- "Is Cory Doctorow related to author EL Doctorow?". Answers.com. 23 December 2012. Archived from the original on 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
- Heltze, Paul (9 April 2001). "OpenCola-Have Some Code and a Smile". MIT Technology Review. Archived from the original on 5 April 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- Steadman, Ian (13 April 2013). "Open source cola and the 'Napster moment' for the food business". Wired. Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
It's called Open Cola, a product first produced by now-defunct Toronto software company Opencola as something of a joke. Taking inspiration from Richard Stallman's famous dictum that free software was "free as in speech, not as in beer", it was meant as a kind of promotional tool. The recipe was published online for anyone to take and adapt. Version 1.0 was published on 27 January 2001 -- the latest version is 1.1.3. Opencola closed in 2003, but Open Cola's recipe is still around.
- As of 24 September 2019, the name Doctorow no longer appears in search results for uscpublicdiplomacy.com.
- Fulbright-Canada Staff. "2006 Award Recipients" (PDF). Royal Fulbright Commission web site. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 February 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- Read, Brock (6 April 2007). "A Blogger Infiltrates Academe". Chronicle of Higher Education. 53 (31): A30. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2008.
- "University of Waterloo: Scholar in Virtual Residence". University of Waterloo. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
- "Conferment of Honorary Degrees and Presentation of Graduates" (PDF). www.open.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Doctorow, C. (27 October 2008). "Little Brother UK edition signed!". BoingBoing. BoingBoing. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- Doctorow, C. (3 February 2008). "Fine News". BoingBoing. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2008.
- Doctorow, C. (29 June 2015). "Why I'm leaving London". BoingBoing. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM everywhere". EFF.org. Electronic Frontier Foundation. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- Doctorow, Cory (13 January 2021). "20 years a blogger". Mostly Signs (Some Portents). Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
- "In the blog world, this is the equivalent of the Beatles breaking up". MetaFilter. 30 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
- "Boing Boing: Wayback Machine snapshot as of 30 January 2020". 30 January 2020.
Doctorow's name appears as an editor on the Wayback Machine's 2020-01-29 10:09:04 Boing Boing snapshot, but it does not appear on the 2020-01-30 01:25:47 snapshot
- "piracy messages". www.monochrom.at. Archived from the original on 14 January 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2006.
- "Instant Blitz Copy Fight Project". 22 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 February 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
- Tapscott, Dan; Williams, Anthony D. (2006). Wikinomics. Portfolio/Penguin Books. pp. 34–37. ISBN 978-1-59184-138-8.
- "This is What a Tor Supporter Looks Like: Cory Doctorow". The Tor Blog. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Cory Doctorow to Keynote at The Eleventh HOPE | The Eleventh HOPE". 17 March 2016. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016.
- "The Nebula Award Listing; Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award". Worldswithoutend.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "2004 Locus Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus Publications. 3 September 2004. Archived from the original on 1 March 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- Cory Doctorow (27 August 2003). "Truncat". Salon. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
- "2004 Sunburst Award Winner". www.sunburstaward.org. The Sunburst Award Society. 1 September 2004. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "2004 Nebula Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locusmag.com. 17 April 2004. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "AnticipationSF Hugo Nominees: Best Novel". www.anticipation.sf.ca. Anticipation: The 67th World Science Fiction Convention. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Libertarian Futurist Society". Lfs.org. Archived from the original on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "2009 Winners: The Sunburst Awards". www.sunburstaward.org. The Sunburst Award Society. 28 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2 December 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
- "2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus-Locus Publications. 7–12 July 2009. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Cory Doctorow's Makers; Blog posts". Tor.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Post publication progress report for "With a Little Help"". Craphound.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Cory Doctorow (19 October 2009). "Doctorow's Project: With a Little Help". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
- Upcoming4.me. "Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross' Rapture of The Nerds cover art and summary reveal". Upcoming4.me. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "2013 Prometheus Winners Announced". www.lfs.org. Libertarian Futurist Society. 20 July 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Cover for Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother". Craphound.com. 20 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- "Author Cory Doctorow to Speak at UC San Diego on Scarcity, Abundance and the Finite Planet". ucsdnews.ucsd.edu. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- "Revealing Radicalized, A New Book From Cory Doctorow". 16 January 2019. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Meet the Canada Reads 2020 contenders" Archived 9 February 2020 at the Wayback Machine. CBC Books, January 22, 2020.
- "Attack Surface". Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "His Writing Radicalized Hackers. Now He Wants to Redeem Them". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
- Doctorow, C.; et al. (24 October 2006). "WorldChanging: User's guide for the 21st Century". Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
- "Metacrap". Well.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- Doctorow, Cory (7 December 2016). "Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood-Hacker". MIT Technology Review. Archived from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- Doctorow, Cory. "Freesouls - You Can't Own Knowledge". Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
- "Doctorow's Law: Who Benefits from DRM?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- "TOC 09: Digital Distribution and the Whip Hand: Don't Get iTunesed with your eBooks". O'Reilly. 15 April 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.  Archived 9 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Internet Crapshoot: How Internet Gatekeepers Stifle Progress". Internet Evolution. 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- Doctorow, Cory (24 February 2022). "I've been waiting 15 years for Facebook to die. I'm more hopeful than ever". The Guardian. London, United Kingdom. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
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- Cline, Ernest (2011). Ready Player One. New York: Broadway. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-307-88744-3.
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- "The Super Man and the Bugout". www.goodreads.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- A quasi-sequel to Down and out in the Magic Kingdom.
- "Car Wars: a dystopian science fiction story about the nightmare of self-driving cars". Boing Boing. 23 November 2016. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
|Library resources about |
|By Cory Doctorow|
- Doctorow, C. (2008). "Big data: Welcome to the petacentre". Nature. 455 (7209): 16–21. doi:10.1038/455016a. PMID 18769411.
- Laurie, B.; Doctorow, C. (2012). "Computing: Secure the Internet". Nature. 491 (7424): 325–326. Bibcode:2012Natur.491..325L. doi:10.1038/491325a. PMID 23151561. S2CID 4408297.
- Cory Doctorow's personal website
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- Doctorow, Cory at Curlie
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- Appearances on C-SPAN
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- 2020 interview with Doctorow by Johannes Grenzfurthner in The Free Lunch magazine.