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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow – A must-read for Remixers

10:21 pm in Remix Studies by totalrecut

Just finished reading Cory Doctorow’s ‘Pirate Cinema‘ – highly recommended – please download and share this with as many people as possible and support Cory’s future work by buying a copy for yourself or someone you know (or your local library).

DOWNLOAD PIRATE CINEMA (PDF)

http://craphound.com/pc/download/

(As with his previous books, Cory has generously made ‘Pirate Cinema’ available to share under a Creative Commons licence.)

Pirate Cinema Cover by Cory Doctorow

Synopsis:

Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.

Trent’s too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke.

Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven’t entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people’s minds….

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9:57 pm in Remix Studies by totalrecut

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