Cory Doctorow: The Internet Con

published in: 2023
read on:2023-09-27

On breaking up the monopolies of big tech, DMCA, right to repair. In the 00s, there was a lot of talk about the problems of DMCA. Sad that it has not really gotten any better. Polemic in style.

Doctorow writes about tech monopolies and how legally requiring interoperability could be the way to dismantle them. All the talk about DMCA makes it feel like it’s 00s again; sadly it’s still relevant.

It’s an okay read, but if you’ve read the author’s blog or posts on here, you probably are already familiar with this stuff.