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ISBN13: 9780765329080
ISBN10: 0765329085
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.
 
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 households 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 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 havent entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change peoples minds….

Review:

"Doctorow (Little Brother; For the Win) returns with another down-and-dirty tale of technological guerrilla warfare. Set in a near-future England where Big Entertain-ment is pressuring Parliament into criminalizing illicit downloading and handing out jail sentences to those who do it, the novel concerns 16-year-old Trent McCauley who obsessively samples old films to create new works of art. This gets his entire family barred from the Web for a year, rendering his parents virtually unemployable and derailing his sister's education. Running away to London, Trent falls in with a group of young, high-tech squatters and anarchists who begin a David vs. Goliath war against the establishment, hoping to free the Net for creative use by the common people. Doctorow, a noted free Internet advocate (and PW columnist), handles his topic with great passion, creating engaging and believably geeky characters who share his fervor for both the Web and the new forms of art and communication it has made possible. Though the story can be talky and didactic, fans of the author's earlier work will find it a winner. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes a new tale of a disaffected brilliant youngster who finds himself standing up to tyranny

Synopsis:

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 households 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 havent entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change peoples minds….

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother Cory Doctorow comes a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

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 to happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly 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 single stroke.

Things look bad. Parliament is subject to the demands 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....

About the Author

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web's twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning YA novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he currently lives in London.

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Richard Tracey, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Richard Tracey)
Cory Doctorow tells 3 stories in 'Pirate Cinema' -- a teen urban survival tale, a teen legal and political thriller, and a teen romance. Trent McCauley is a 16-year-old creator of films made by editing together clips from the many movies of one famous deceased actor. He's great at this, less great in school. When the authorities discover the vastness of his downloading, he runs away to London. I enjoyed Doctorow's clever street kids who form Trent's new 'family.' They teach him to live on the street, eat from dumpsters, squat in abandoned buildings, and hide his identity behind a street name. Trent becomes Cecil B. DeVil and falls for a free-spirit girl whose family even call her by her street name, 26. The honesty of Doctorow's love story reveals an author who certainly experienced teenage love himself, though I was disappointed that the last pages of the love story didn't reveal the talent he showed in Marcus and Angela's romance in Little Brother, his previous YA novel. I took this as one more spot in Pirate Cinema where Doctorow's novel is a primarily vehicle for his activism to rationalize copyright law.
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halofriendly, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by halofriendly)
The message I sent Cory Doctorow seconds after finishing this book:

@doctorow YOU OUTDID YOURSELF. Just finished Pirate Cinema two secs ago. BRILLIANT. Victorious fist pump at the end. Thank you for this.

He wrote back:

@clarasayre Thank you,CLARA!

I love technology so much. :)
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Portia, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Portia)
Great read and interesting thoughts on copyright/intellectual property. Adolescent adventures as they figure out who they are and where they are in the world. Well done.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765329080
Author:
Doctorow, Cory
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Doc
Author:
torow, Cory
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Dystopian
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Doctorow (Little Brother; For the Win) returns with another down-and-dirty tale of technological guerrilla warfare. Set in a near-future England where Big Entertain-ment is pressuring Parliament into criminalizing illicit downloading and handing out jail sentences to those who do it, the novel concerns 16-year-old Trent McCauley who obsessively samples old films to create new works of art. This gets his entire family barred from the Web for a year, rendering his parents virtually unemployable and derailing his sister's education. Running away to London, Trent falls in with a group of young, high-tech squatters and anarchists who begin a David vs. Goliath war against the establishment, hoping to free the Net for creative use by the common people. Doctorow, a noted free Internet advocate (and PW columnist), handles his topic with great passion, creating engaging and believably geeky characters who share his fervor for both the Web and the new forms of art and communication it has made possible. Though the story can be talky and didactic, fans of the author's earlier work will find it a winner. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes a new tale of a disaffected brilliant youngster who finds himself standing up to tyranny
"Synopsis" by ,
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 households 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 havent entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change peoples minds….

"Synopsis" by ,
From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother Cory Doctorow comes a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

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 to happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly 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 single stroke.

Things look bad. Parliament is subject to the demands 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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