Cory Doctorow #BLM+ Your Authors @doctorow Pre-order the audio- and e-book for ATTACK SURFACE, the third Little Brother book, on my first-ever Kickstarter: tinyurl.com/AttackSurfaceKS Sep. 16, 2020 3 min read + Your Authors

Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Spike Lee made a David Byrne concert movie; Board unilaterally sells Mountain Equipment "Co-op" to US private equity; and more!

Archived at:  https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/16/spike-lee-joint/ 

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My first-ever Kickstarter is on! Pre-order the audiobook and/or ebook of Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book, and help me redefine the way publishers, writers and readers deal with Big Tech monopolies!

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doctorow/attack-surface-audiobook-for-the-third-little-brother-book 

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Spike Lee made a David Byrne concert movie: Stop Making American Utopia.



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Board unilaterally sells Mountain Equipment "Co-op" to US private equity: This is why we can't have nice things, ever.



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#15yrsago Finnish Culture Minister: citizens concerned about copyright are "terrorists"  https://hietanen.typepad.com/copyfraud/2005/09/the_story_of_fi.html 

#10yrsago Official BBC DIY Dalek blueprints  http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/media/dalek/blueprints/ 

#10yrsago Dark Patterns: sneaky web tricks of scam artists & dirtbags  https://darkpatterns.org/ 

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#10yrsago Blu-Ray falls: HDCP key crack confirmed  https://www.pcmag.com/archive/hdcp-master-key-confirmed-blu-ray-content-vulnerable-254650 

#10yrsago Multinational record industry shill calls Canada's new copyright bill "a license to steal"  https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2010/09/cria-on-stat-damages/ 

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#5yrsago America's mass incarceration of black people: the most important essay you'll read today  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/the-black-family-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/403246/ 

#5yrsago Notorious Islamophobic mayor of Irving, TX worried Ahmed Mohamed's arrest will negatively impact town police  https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150916/11363232274/police-drop-case-against-kid-who-made-clock-while-mayor-worries-about-impact-police.shtml 

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#5yrsago Han Solo in Carbonite Pop Tarts  http://falcontoys.storenvy.com/products/14248473-pop-art-frosted-han-solo 

#5yrsago For the first time ever, a judge has invalidated a secret Patriot Act warrant  https://calyxinstitute.org/news/2015/federal-court-invalidates-11-year-old-fbi-gag-order-national-security-letter-recipient-nicholas 

#5yrsago Kilton Library's Tor node is back online  https://boingboing.net/2015/09/16/kilton-librarys-tor-node-is.html 

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#5yrsago Making while brown: Texas schoolchild arrested for bringing homemade clock to school  https://web.archive.org/web/20150916031234/https://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/northwest-dallas-county/headlines/20150915-irving-ninth-grader-arrested-after-taking-homemade-clock-to-school.ece 

#1yrago Tolkien's Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is probably a misogynist satire of women's rights campaigner Victoria Sackville-West

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Yesterday's threads: A new Little Brother short story collection; EFF's 2020 Pioneer Awards; Tax havens and monopolies; Obscure Texas election could change the world; Motorcycle-part animals; and more!



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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:

 https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59 

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My next book is ATTACK SURFACE, sequel to Little Brother and Homeland: it's a technothriller about a surveillance techie who goes home and learns the weapons she helped build are used against the racial justice movement founded by her best friend.

 https://read.macmillan.com/promo/attacksurfacepreordercampaign/ 

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

 https://craphound.com/shop/ 

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Upcoming talks:

* Keynote for Law Via the Internet conference, Sept 22,  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/LVI2020/register 

* DWeb Meetup — If Big Tech Is Toxic, How Do We Build Something Better? Sept 22,  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dweb-meetup-if-big-tech-is-toxic-how-do-we-build-something-better-tickets-120479309859 

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My first picture book just came out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

 https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#poesy 

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Are you trying to wean yourself off Big Tech? Follow these threads on the #fediverse at @[email protected]

Here's today's edition:  https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic/104875505471063334 

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Today's top sources: Kottke ( https://kottke.org ), Naked Capitalism ( https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ ).

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