Information want to be free—and so does writer Cory Doctorow

This interview with Cory Doctorow in Sci Fi Weekly includes:

The other thing that is really intensely personal about this is the years I spent in standards bodies and at the United Nations and in other diplomatic and policy fora arguing about technology liberty with technologists who are actually conceiving of plans to design a world in which, for example, only one kind of digital television would be allowed and anything that did something out of spec would be unlawful. Right now we see this with PCs with trusted computing, where there is going to be a means for computers to discriminate against each other based on whether or not they adhere to some restriction system designed essentially by Microsoft. So I have had a lot of experience with that stuff.