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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
  

Pirate Cinema

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When Trent McCauley's obsession for making movies by reassembling footage from popular films causes his home's internet to be cut off, it nearly destroys his family. A new bill threatens to criminalise even harmless internet creativity. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a movie to change people's minds...

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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.

Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly he learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke.

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'his most cogent, energizing call-to-arms to date, an old-fashioned (but forward-thinking) counterculture rabble rouser that will have dissidents of all ages dying to stick it to the Man...' Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Little Brother. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and is the only author to have won both the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Campbell Award for best SF Novel of the Year. He is the co-editor of BoingBoing.net, writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus and has been named one of the internet's top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Cory Doctorow lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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Publication date

14th June 2013

Author

Cory Doctorow

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Publisher

Titan Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9781781167465

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