Pirate Cinema
Cory Doctorow
Humor & Entertainment
Pirate Cinema

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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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
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
Twilight of the commercial interludes
Creative Commons license
Secret commercial interlude
SiSU Metadata, document information
SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.
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