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Cory Doctorow on Life in the Information Economy

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We made a bet, some decades ago, that the information economy would be based on buying and selling (and hence restricting copying of) information. We were totally, 100 percent wrong, and now the world’s in turmoil because of it. What does a copy-native economy look like? How do everyone from barbers to musicians become richer, more fulfilled and more civilly engaged in a real information society. And what do we do about the fact that a couple of dinosauric entertainment companies are determined to screw it up?

Cory Doctorow is a blogger, science fiction writer and journalist. He is an editor of Boing Boing (http://www.boingboing.net/), the 11th best blog in the world (according to Time Magazine). He was the 2006-2007 Canadian Fulbright Chair in Public Diplomacy at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. He founded the software company Opencola which was later sold to the Open Text Corporation. He also writes regularly for The Guardian newspaper

Cory will be speaking for one hour at 5:30pm on July 22nd 2008 at ARM , 110 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NJ .

This event is free, but you need a ticket. Cory is a sought-after speaker and places are limited, so book as early as you can. Visit the registration web site to book: http://www.regonline.co.uk/CBL0708

This talk is part of the Cambridge Business Lectures series.

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