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Pirate Cinema - Cory Doctorow
Pirate Cinema
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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... show more
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. Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven’t entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people’s minds….
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780765329080
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
2.0 I give up!
Well, it did it. This book defeated me. There's a point about a third of the way through the story where a new IP law has been passed and a bunch of kids get brought up on piracy charges and found guilty. And our main character (paraphrased) muses that of COURSE the kids were found guilty, because...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
3.0 Disturbing Dreams of the DRM Dystopia
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow Pirate Cinema is a coming-of-age story within a not-too-distant-future dystopia in which corporations have succeeded in controlling technology and the media. Trent McCauley is a young teen who is obsessed with creating his own films. He uses illegal content scoured fro...
Hall of Records
Hall of Records rated it
4.0
Pirate CinemaActual rating 3-3.5 stars, +0.5 Doctorow fangirl bonus addedHaving re-read Little Brother a few months before starting Pirate Cinema and finding it just as enticing and engrossing as the first time around, this book had its competition cut out for it. I already felt sorry for the poor b...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
Really enjoyed this book, though it felt like some jump cuts moved from one bit of story to another. The whole mosquito hat thing was way too convenient when dropped into the story quite a ways in and then hacked just a chapter or two later.I thought the characters were a little more believable than...
Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 Pirate Cinema
Trent McCauley loves to create movies on his computer using the old footage from old movies which he downloads from the net illegally. He was caught doing this three times and his whole family was punished by cutting off their internet access. In the near-future Britain (or was it present world; I c...
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