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Cory Doctorow's Literary Works

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Cory Doctorow's Literary Works

Reasonable Agreement: On the Crapification of Literary Contracts

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Reasonable Agreement: On the Crapification of Literary Contracts, about the growing trend of standard, non-negotiable contract terms in freelance writing contracts that are outrageous in their unfairness.

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Jun 27 2022

22mins

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Monopolists Want to Create Human Inkjet Printers

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent blog post, Monopolists Want to Create Human Inkjet Printers, exploring the way that med-tech mergers are bringing the ghastly inkjet printer business-model to artificial pancreases.

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Jun 20 2022

16mins

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Regulatory Capture: Beyond Revolving Doors and Against Regulatory Nihilism

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Regulatory Capture: Beyond Revolving Doors and Against Regulatory Nihilism.

This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Regulatory Capture: Beyond Revolving Doors and Against Regulatory Nihilism., about the origins of the theory of regulatory capture, and the all-important, but rarely discussed difference between right and left theories of regulatory capture.

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Jun 12 2022

22mins

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Against Cozy Catastrophies

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Against Cozy Catastrophies, about the how the changeover from universal, state- or employer-provided pensions to market-based pensions like the 401(k) have created an inescapable, slow motion catastrophe, where the only thing worse than being one of the lucky few with retirement savings is being part of the vast majority who do not.

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Jun 06 2022

12mins

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Apple’s Cement Overshoes

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Apple’s Cement Overshoes, about the malicious compliance in Apple’s “home repair kits.”

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May 30 2022

26mins

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About Those Killswitched Ukrainian Tractors

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, About those kill-switched Ukrainian tractors, suggesting that what John Deere did to Russian looters, anyone can do to farmers, anywhere.

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May 19 2022

28mins

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Revenge Of The Chickenized Reverse Centaurs

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Revenge of the Chickenized Reverse-Centaurs, about the relationship between algorithms, interoperability and worker power.

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May 01 2022

17mins

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Big Tech Isn’t Stealing News Publishers’ Content

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Big Tech Isn’t Stealing News Publishers’ Content, about the calls from the news industry for tech companies to pay licensing fees for quoted news-snippets, and why this both ignores and worsens the real problem: ad-fraud.

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Apr 18 2022

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When Automation Becomes Enforcement

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, When Automation Becomes Enforcement, about the debate of interoperability and end-to-end encryption in the EU’s Digital Markets Act, and how that relates to the long-running battle over who’s in charge: you, or your computer?

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Apr 10 2022

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The Best Defense Against Rubber-Hose Cryptanalysis

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Best Defense Against Rubber-Hose Cryptanalysis, which explores the contradiction at the heart of Bitcoin advocacy.

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Apr 03 2022

19mins

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The Byzantine Premium

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Byzantine Premium, which explores the contradiction at the heart of Bitcoin advocacy.

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Mar 27 2022

11mins

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What is “Peak Indifference?”

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, What is “Peak Indifference?” in which I explain my theory of how we change – or fail to change – in the face of wicked problems.

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Mar 21 2022

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Vertically Challenged

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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, Vertically Challenged, about “how and why to break up Big Tech.”

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Mar 13 2022

15mins

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All (Broadband) Politics Are Local

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, All (Broadband) Politics Are Local, about the near-miraculous shift in the political will to provide universal fiber to all Americans, and what you can do to spur this process on.

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Mar 07 2022

14mins

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We Should Not Endure a King

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, We Should Not Endure a King: Antitrust is a political cause, not an economic one, addressed to leftists who are skeptical of antitrust as a market-based solution that implictly accepts markets as the legitimate arbiter of our social relations.

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Feb 27 2022

17mins

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The Internet Heist (Part III)

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part III), the third and final part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.

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Feb 21 2022

17mins

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The Internet Heist (Part II)

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part II), the second part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.

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Feb 13 2022

23mins

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The Internet Heist (Part I)

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part I), the first part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.

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Feb 07 2022

25mins

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A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator

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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator about my experience with Pixsy, a new kind of copyright troll that targets Creative Commons users.

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Jan 31 2022

40mins

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Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature

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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature about the technological critique the Luddites embodied, the unfair rep they got, and how it applies to today’s tech hellscape.

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Jan 10 2022

14mins

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When it hits, it hits

By Saismaat - Aug 06 2017
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Some of these are absolutely brilliant.

enjoying "Pleasure Island"

By kevatron - Mar 17 2006
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I liked listening to this while driving, and I'm looking forward to the other stories.