Cory Doctorow Quotes

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Cory Doctorow Quotes

Digital locks are roach motels: copyrighted works check in, but they dont check out. Creators and investors lose control of their business—they become commodity suppliers for a distribution channel that calls all the shots. Anti-circumvention isnt copyright protection: its middleman protection.
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He hated it when adults told him he only felt the way he did because he was young. As if being young was like being insane or drunk, like the convictions he held were hallucinations caused by a mental illness that could only be cured by waiting five years.

— Cory Doctorow

All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets.

— Cory Doctorow

It's the stupid questions that have some of the most surprising and interesting answers. Most people never think to ask the stupid questions.

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I'm 17 years old. I'm not a straight-A student or anything. Even so, I figured out how to make an Internet that they can't wiretap. I figured out how to jam their person-tracking technology. I can turn innocent people into suspects and turn guilty people into innocents in their eyes. I could get metal onto an airplane or beat a no-fly list. I figured this stuff out by looking at the web and by thinking about it. If I can do it, terrorists can do it. They told us they took away our freedom to make us safe. Do you feel safe?

— Cory Doctorow

The first casualty of any battle is the plan of attack.

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It's hard not to like Asimov; he's a really likable guy.

— Cory Doctorow

What if I got hit by lightning while walking with an umbrella? Ban umbrellas! Fight the menace of lightning!

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I had spoken to the universe, and the universe hadn't given a damn.

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Otto von Bismarck quipped, Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

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Leon's life was all about discipline. He'd heard a weight-loss guru once explain that the key to maintaining a slim figure was to really "listen to your body" and only eat until it signaled that it was full. Leon had listened to his body. It wanted three entire pepperoni and mushroom pizzas every single day, plus a rather large cake. And malted milkshakes, the old fashioned kind you could make in your kitchen with an antique Hamilton Beech machine in avocado-colored plastic, served up in a tall red anodized aluminum cup. Leon's body was extremely verbose on what it wanted him to shovel into it. So Leon ignored his body.

— Cory Doctorow

But if you're not prepared to learn from the teachers that life gives you, you'll always be ignorant.

— Cory Doctorow

So far, I've managed to spend more time free than behind bars. Paranoia is my friend.

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It is a mistake to let aesthetics drive your rational decision making.

— Cory Doctorow

No one should do a job he can do in his sleep.

— Cory Doctorow

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