Copyright Continues: Copyright in the Digital Age

iStock_000014864782Large“In his new book, Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free: Laws For The Internet Age, author Cory Doctorow argues that creators can make money even when their content is available online free of charge. For creators to succeed in the digital age, he says, copyright law must be reformed to reflect an age in which tech platforms control content.”

This quote leads an interview by NPR with Doctorow about those very same copyright laws. Like many before him, he argues that copyright law hasn’t kept up with the changing technological landscape. He also points out how the practice of placing “digital locks” on materials is actually “adding censorship and surveillance to the Internet.” These digital locks are like the DRM that publishers put on eBooks.

Want more? Read an excerpt of Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free