dingbat

Download for Free

Below you'll find links to downloadable editions of the text of Content. These downloads are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, which lets you share it, remix it, and share your remixes, provided that you do so on a noncommercial basis.

It's kind of a tradition around here that my readers convert my ebooks to their favorite formats and send them to me here, and it's one that I love! If you've converted these files to another format, send them to me and I'll host them, but before you do, make sure you read the following:

  • Only one conversion per format, first come, first serve. That means that if someone's already converted the file to a Femellhebber 3000 document, that's the one you're going to find here. I just don't know enough about esoteric readers to adjudicate disputes about what the ideal format is for your favorite device.
  • Make sure include a link to the reader as well. When you send me an ebook file, make sure that you include a link to the website for the reader technology as well so that I can include it below.
  • No cover art. The text of this book is freely copyable, the cover, not so much. The rights to it are controlled by my publisher, so don't include it with your file.
  • No DRM. The Creative Commons license prohibits sharing the file with "DRM" (sometimes called "copy-protection") on it, and that's fine by me. Don't send me the book with DRM on it. If you're converting to a format that has a DRM option, make sure it's switched off.

    Download: Official files
    Plain text file
    PDF file

    Download: Fan-conversions
    * Audiobook, read by Jan Rubak

    * Braille (Grade 2): .BRF file
    (Thanks, Buddy Brannan!)

    * ePub: .EPUB file
    (Thanks, Hadrien Gardeur!)

    * eReader: .PDB file
    * eReader: iPhone compatible .PDB file
    (Thanks, Chris Meadows!)

    * HTML: .XHTML file
    (Thanks, Stephen Paul Weber!)

    * HTML (simplified): .HTML file
    (Thanks, Miriam!)

    * iPod Notes: .ZIP file
    (Thanks, Corey Johnson!)

    * Open Document: .ODG file
    (Thanks, Chris Almond!)

    * MobiPocket: .MOBI file
    (Thanks, Hadrien Gardeur!)

    * MobiPocket: .MOBI file
    (Thanks, Hadrien Gardeur!)

    * Plucker: .PDB file
    (Thanks, Michael Hellwig!)

    * Rich Text Format: .RTF file
    (Thanks, Michael Sauers!)

    * SiSu: .SST file
    (Thanks, Ralph Amissah!)


    138 Responses to “Download for Free”

    1. [...] with all of Cory’s other works, you can download an electronic version now. The ebook is available in both plain PDF format and plain text and released under a CC [...]

    2. Niles Gibbs says:

      Your links are pointing to the wrong directory. Files are located in /content/, not /littlebrother/ . Copy and paste? ;)

    3. [...] Perry Barlow schreibt im Vorwort von Cory Doctorows Essay-Sammlung Content, die man hier runterladen [...]

    4. [...] As such, you know he makes all his books available free on his website via Creative Commons, and Content is no exception. And this isn’t just some vanity project that only exists in digital form; it’s also a [...]

    5. [...] The essays themselves? Read ’em. [...]

    6. [...] to discover you don’t own the music or movie or software you thought you bought… you need to read “Content.” Even if, like me, you agree with most of Cory Doctorow’s positions and advocate many of the [...]

    7. [...] to buy books which automatically show up on your iPhone or iPod Touch." and now how do i get cory doctorow’s book content onto my ipod? [...]

    8. [...] Cory Doctorow l’explique très bien dans sont livre Content (version électronique gratuite): [...]

    9. Alfredo Olcese says:

      I will use in ITGS Course of IBO in Buenos Aires, argentina, Villa Devoto School
      Thanks a lot.
      Yours, sincerely,
      Alfredo

    10. [...] Yet again Cory doctorow shows he is one of the few authors to totally get the new world while still monetising via the old. You can by this fine book in a book shop, on amazon, or as a free download here. [...]

    11. [...] eReader version of the book can be found along with the others at Doctorow’s Content download page. For those who use DropBook themselves and might wish to customize it for their own reading, the [...]

    12. [...] Future of the Future, Tachyon Publications, 2008, pp. 71-75 and 201-206 respectively. (There are plenty of different formats of the whole book available online – feel free to read as much as you like, but please at the very least read the two very short [...]

    13. [...] Future of the Future, Tachyon Publications, 2008, pp. 71-75 and 201-206 respectively. (There are plenty of different formats of the whole book available online – feel free to read as much as you like, but please at the very least read the two very short [...]

    14. Rollie Cole says:

      Cory:

      As we discussed at the 10-year anniversary web conference at Rose-Hulman, I think leading with an electronic copy to promote sales of the paper copies is a great thing.

      I look forward to reading this one -- first in electronic form.

      Rollie

    15. [...] we’re allowed to read on. Experiment a little, make some gambles, see what works best. Try it without DRM, you might like it. 3. If You Help Us, We Will Buy The music business and Hollywood made a big [...]

    16. [...] we’re allowed to read on. Experiment a little, make some gambles, see what works best. Try it without DRM, you might like it. 3. If You Help Us, We Will Buy The music business and Hollywood made a big [...]

    17. [...] we’re allowed to read on. Experiment a little, make some gambles, see what works best. Try it without DRM, you might like it. 3. If You Help Us, We Will Buy The music business and Hollywood made a big [...]

    18. [...] 28 essays are available as free downloads (and there have been a ton of conversions to everything from Braille to OpenDoc) and, of course, there’s a beautiful physical object for sale, [...]

    19. [...] libro, (con licencia CC) puede bajarse por completo desde aquí. A modo de recomendación, si pueden léanse estos artículos que son los que más me [...]

    20. [...] shows air. Not bad, when “real” television has a something like a 44/16 ratio of “content” to [...]

    21. [...] He’s got that book learnin.  More important, though, it’s superseded by a healthy store of common sense, which is on abundant display in his book Content, completely downloadable and free here: http://craphound.com/content/download/. [...]

    22. [...] mint 10 dollárért (+ shipping) megvásárolható puhafedelű könyv többféle formátumban tölthető le a craphound.com-ról, Doctorow weboldaláról: .txt és .pdf letöltésen kívül lelkes rajongók [...]

    23. Jeff Miller says:

      I own all Cory's books, including "content," this is the first one I've downloaded as an eBook. I work in advertising as an online Creative Director. I thought this collection was invaluable, so I attached it to an email and sent it to 5 other VP's at my company. The way I see it, we're in a good position to be influencers in the ways of copyright law - after all, we create loads of commercial content specifically for online use and sharing. I'm pretty sure this book will inspire some excellent thought and conversation, and I bet at least 1 of my peers buys a Cory Doctorow book next time he's at Borders. Thanks man, keep it up!

    24. [...] Hailed as “a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” the Internet’s favorite high-tech culture maven, Cory Doctorow, is celebrated with the first collection of his infamous articles, essays, and polemics irreverently championing free speech and universal access to information. Readers will discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is basically just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books. http://craphound.com/content/download/ [...]

    25. Shane says:

      thank you very much for always sharing and for sharing so freely. There are many of us in South Africa who thoroughly enjoy every word of your books. You and your story telling are greatly appreciated.
      May you be blessed for your open mind and kindness

    26. [...] an excerpt from a talk he gave at Microsoft (click here to download the book in its entirety, for free):Greetings fellow pirates! [...]

    27. [...] gewoehnlich gibt es eine free-to-download variante (unter dieser cc-lizenz), bei der man sich das buch als .pdf / plain text runterladen [...]

    28. [...] on DRM and why it is ineffective and undesirable, see the first two essays in Cory Doctorow’s Content (read in HTML here). Eric Flint has spoken vociferously against DRM in his “Prime Palavers” on [...]

    29. Jordn says:

      wow, I downloaded this book for free, but it was so good, I went out a bought Little brother and a couple others. Who would have thought that giving away a free book would make you money?

    30. [...] some of these very things, for free! Cory releases his books under a Creative Commons license, so this is a legal download of the entire book. Some % of you will buy it, of course, which is the point. I say “bonus,” but [...]

    31. [...] Cory Doctorow, our favorite blogger over at Boing Boing and writer of the equally great (and freely downloadable) book [...]

    32. [...] godine…najviše zahvaljujući briljantnim esejima koje možete skinuti i čititati ovde http://craphound.com/content/download/ Cory razmišlja onako kako se ja nadam da ću umeti uskoro. Do tada ćete od mene dobiti još [...]

    33. [...] could also read The Public Domain or get a free download of Cory Doctorow’s Content. (Stay tuned for a review of that [...]

    34. [...] Friedman - Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World; Cory Doctorow - Content (disponible en línea); y, Don Tapscott - Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your [...]

    35. [...] entire text of the book is available in various formats for free download from http://craphound.com/content/download/, or for purchase at your favourite bookstore for US$14.95 (ISBN: [...]

    36. [...] listened to the concluding chapters of the audio book, Content by Cory Doctorow (available for free download) read by John Rubak ( also available for free download). I enjoyed Cory’s essays, his ideas [...]

    37. [...] can download the book for free from the author’s website, but I suspect you’ll want to make notes, dog-ear [...]

    38. [...] most of Content preaching to the geek choir. I didn’t finish Content (available on paper and for free on the Net) ready to rise and defend our free culture. I felt like I hadn’t been invited to the party. [...]

    39. [...] ©ontent by Cory Doctorow [Added on February 17, 2009] [...]

    40. [...] Content Cory Doctorow (as always) has a few things to say about copyright, DRM, and other associated topics. (tags: free media book drm technology copyright books ebooks) [...]

    41. [...] worden door de film- en muziekindustrie kan ik zeker Cory Doctorow’s columns in de bundel Content aanbevelen. Doctorow is een techie, maar weet in simpele woorden de lastige technische en legale [...]

    42. [...] sostanzialmente toccato molti degli argomenti che ha trattato in questo anni e raccolto nel libro ©ontent scaricabile gratuitamente. Ma sentirgliele raccontare di persona è stato molto bello. Non sono [...]

    43. [...] the Microsoft Research DRM talk from my (non-DRM’d) copy of Cory Doctorow’s ‘Content‘! Comment (RSS) [...]

    44. [...] momento solo in lingua inglese a poco più di 10 dollari), oppure scaricarlo gratuitamente dal sito craphound.com. Infatti, Cory è uno degli ideatori dello standard Creative Common, grazie al quale una canzone, [...]

    45. [...] more harm than good  - read the first article in Cory Doctorow’s book ©ontent available here or just the [...]

    Leave a Reply


    Creative Commons License
  • Content is proudly powered by WordPress
    Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).