Labyrinth and the Princeton Public Library invite you to a lunch-time conversation between “author, internet guru, and practical philosopher” (Alex Kozinski) Cory Doctorow and Computer Science Professor Edward Felten about the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age.
Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? Doctorow’s new book is about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today — about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.
Bring a sandwich and your questions. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger as well as coeditor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adulsts including Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and cofounder of the UK Open Rights Group. Edward W. Felten is Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also the Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies and public life. He blogs at Freedom to Tinker