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Date and Time

Monday, Dec 5, 2022

6:00 — 8:00 pm





Join the College of Arts, Media and Design for a panel discussion with author Cory Doctorow about his new book, co-written with Rebecca Giblin: Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Northeastern University Burnes Center for Social Change, School of Journalism, Bookstore, and the Center for Design.

Mr. Doctorow will be interviewed by members of Northeastern faculty and staff, including  Director of the School of Journalism Jonathan Kaufman, Professor of the Practice Seth D. Harris, Professor of the Practice Caleb Gayle, and Professor of Law and Media Alexandra Roberts.

This event is free and open to the public, though prior registration is required. It will be followed by a book signing with Mr. Doctorow, where his book will be available for purchase, and a short reception.

Unable to attend in person? Join us for the panel discussion on Zoom Webinar. Register here.


About Chokepoint Capitalism
The book, which was released in September, marks a new manifesto for artists and creators across content markets. In an age where technology is controlled by private platforms, Doctorow and Giblin present a new call to action: “there’s another reason that this focus on fixing creative labor markets is so important: because copyright, the primary tool we’ve given creators to give them power over their labor, has actually made things worse” (Doctorow, 2022). 

About Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).




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