Cory Doctorow is my favorite author, and besides writing great sci-fi, he’s also written a ton on copyright, creativity, and other timely nerd topics. He’s shaped my views on these topics more than just about anyone else, and I was chuffed when he came to my hometown to do a reading/signing of his latest novel, For The Win, and spend some time visiting and answering questions at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, OR.
This recording is about 1 hour 10 minutes long, and begin’s with Cory’s reading. It was recorded on my iPad (irony) using Griffin’s iTalk app and the built in mic. I did some basic editing and then ran it through Levelator to get the sound levels even. During the Q&A section, I asked what he’s learned from giving his books away for free under a Creative Commons license, and he gave a terrific 4 minute answer (that part starts at about the 29 minute mark).
Thanks to Cory and the staff at Powell’s for giving me permission to publish this recording. I release it under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial license. You can edit it, share it, and do just about anything but sell it, as long as you give me attribution, as as long as what you publish also carries a Creative Commons license.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out more of Cory’s work (and download free electronic versions of his books – they’re awesome!) at his website, http://craphound.com.