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THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.

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Sep 2, 2019

Cory Doctorow is an activist, science fiction author and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is also a special advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He favours liberalising copyright laws and is a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books, the most recent of which is called Radicalizing, four SF novellas "connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future."

I met with Cory in Ottawa after he'd appeared at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. We talk primarily about book publishing, the new EU copyright directive and the practice of writing Science Fiction.