Author, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow talks about the new publishing models available to creators, the consolidation of the publishing and distribution markets, the emergence of Amazon as a frenemy to publishers and the misunderstandings that led to the Internet Archive court case.
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Video highlights with timestamps:
01:26 Cory talks about the new publishing models for books, the Creative Commons licence, and how other people can also make money even after putting their content online for free
15:20 Cory also explains the reasons why his publishers asked him to stop using the Creative Commons licences
18:34 Cory talks about the Internet Archive, what it is, what it does, and why it was under attack by the publishers as an act of piracy claiming that they were acting as a library
22:50 Cory talks about the HathiTrust, what it is and what it does
26:38 Cory talks about the particular moment when he hit the wall and now thought that there was something wrong there
31:26 Cory talks about the things that he would like to see happen in the next five to 10 years so as to break the walls and move forward