Cory Doctorow releases “Eastern Standard Tribe” with CC license

Feb 4, 2004 21:57 · 132 words · 1 minute read

Cory Doctorow has just released Eastern Standard Tribe, his second novel. His first, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom apparently sold very well and I seem to remember Entertainment Weekly naming it one of the best of 2003. The link above goes to Cory’s page where he talks about the future of publishing and why Down and Out and Eastern Standard Tribe are out in CC licenses.

The thing that’s extraordinary about that first novel is that it was released under terms governed by a Creative Commons license that allowed my readers to copy the book freely and distribute it far and wide. Hundreds of thousands of copies of the book were made and distributed this way. Hundreds of thousands.

That article is a really great read. It shows real vision.