Cory Doctorow coming to Cambridge (UK)

Cory Doctorow, an editor of Boing Boing, is coming to Cambridge, UK on July 22nd to speak about life in the information economy. It’s part of a series of lectures that Red Gate is co-sponsoring.

Here’s some more information:

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,
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.

It’s free, but you need to book on the Cambridge Business Lectures web site.