Pirate Cinema
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Pirate Cinema
By Cory Doctorow
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Book Description

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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Table of Contents
  • Pirate Cinema,
  • Table of Contents
  • A commercial interlude
  • Read this first!
  • The copyright thing
  • About derivative works
  • Donations and a word to teachers and librarians
  • Commerical interlude the second
  • Dedication
  • Prologue: A star finds true love/A knock at the door/A family ruined/On the road/Alone
  • Commerical interlude III: the reckoning
  • Chapter 1: Alone no more/The Jammie Dodgers/Posh digs/Abstraction of Electricity
  • Commercial interlude rebooted
  • Chapter 2: Adrift/A new home/A screening in the graveyard/The anarchists!
  • Commerical interlude: a new generation
  • Chapter 3: Family/Feeling useless/A scandal in Parliament/A scandal at home/War!
  • Revenge of commerical interlude
  • Chapter 4: A shot across the bow/Friends from afar/Whatever floats your boat/Let's put on a show!
  • Down and out in the commercial interlude
  • Chapter 5: Flop!/A toolsmith/Family Reunion/Late reviews
  • Commerical interlude for the win
  • Chapter 6: The war hots up/Homecoming/Drowning in familiarity
  • Bride of commercial interlude
  • Chapter 7: Raided!/Landlord surprise/Taking the show on the road
  • Son of commercial interlude
  • Chapter 8: Opening night/They love us!/A friend in Parliament
  • Land of the commercial interludes
  • Chapter 9: Is that legal?/Cowardice/Shame
  • Cmrcl ntrld
  • Chapter 10: Facing the parents/Lasers in London/Rabid Dog's horror
  • The commercial interlude strikes back
  • Chapter 11: Speechifying/£78 million/A friend in the law
  • Commercial Interlude XVII
  • Chapter 12: TIP-Ex!/Don't be clever/A sympathetic descendant
  • Love in the time of commercial interludes
  • Chapter 13: Shopped!/On the Road/Family Reunion
  • Fear and loathing in commercial interludes
  • Chapter 14: Good friends and lifted spirits/Magnum opus ("It's Not Fair!")/Parliament Cinema
  • Commercial interlude 3D
  • Chapter 15: A less-than-ideal world/Not-so-innocent bystanders/How'd we do?
  • Twilight of the commercial interludes
  • Epilogue: Sue me/An announcement/Soldiering on
  • Commercial interlude: a new beginning
  • Acknowledgements
  • Biography
  • Twilight of the commercial interludes
  • Creative Commons license
  • Secret commercial interlude
  • Metadata
    • SiSU Metadata, document information
  • Manifest
    • SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.
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