Cory Doctorow Says Fight Against DRM Laws Is More Important Than His Blogging
Cory Doctorow, the popular science fiction author and journalist blogger, says he will be writing a lot less in order to focus on his digital activism work in fighting Digital Rights Management (DRM) laws alongside the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The security of corporate IT systems is weakened by many of the provisions in DRM laws, which raises the cost of business operations as massive security breaches continue to rise in number around the world.
Doctorow says that it is important that these DRM laws be challenged and changed. He is working with the EFF on legal strategies and legal actions aimed at challenging US DRM laws. He says the work is more important than his novels and his posts for Boing Boing, a popular blog site he co-edits. "I'll start slowing down on my posts on Boing Boing and doing more with EFF," he said.