Cory Doctorow of EFF’s speech at Web 2.0

Cory just gave a rousing speech about the history of copyright and innovation. His basic theory is that the technology industry has gone soft and people like Intel are selling out the startups. He cited examples (i.e. radio, VCR, etc.) of technologies that didn’t give in and changed the world for the better.

He also noted that someone at the conference donated $100,000 to the EFF during the conference, and asked that busy technologists in the room “outsource” their concern to EFF by donatingor at the very least signing petitions.

Wasn’t sure where I stood on Cory, but over time I’ve come to admire his steadfast belief in the freedom of technology innovation.

Here’s the MP3 file.

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