Cory Doctorow. The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening. (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5).

Originally in : Shareable, May 2010. And still online, and my recommendation is to invest the next 15 minutes of your life reading it.

A neat story about a young gang using a bit of clever tech to get their movie mashup on the big screen in Leicester Square, in a society where Creative Commons is a double-C word. Since this first appeared last year, things have got worse on both sides of the Atlantic – this story could easily be seen by the powers that be as incitement to commit any number of copyright and internet crimes. Probably best to retract it, to avoid a 5 to 10 stretch! The story brings to life a lot of the issues readers of the likes of boingboing/The Guardian and of The Daily Mail/Telegraph will be concerned about, although the natures of those concerns will be diametrically opposite!

More fiction please Mr. Doctorow!

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