Monday, November 5, 2007

Cory Doctorow Talks About Online Publishing

Cory Doctorow gives a wonderful interview. (Hat tip: Marginal Revolution.)

A few choice quotes (but you should really go read the whole thing):

"[I]t's just hubris that makes us think that this particular change—the computer change—is the one that's going to destroy publishing and that it must be prevented at all costs. We'll adapt."

"It's the 21st century, there's not going to be a year in which it's harder to copy than this year.... And so, if your business model and your aesthetic effect in your literature and your work is intended not to be copied, you're fundamentally not making art for the 21st century."

"If things that schoolchildren do in the course of being schoolchildren violate copyright, the problem is with copyright—not with the schoolchildren."

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