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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. [...] whole book can be downloaded from here (CC licensed) in a variety of [...]

    2. [...] In ihren Bemühungen, ihr Elfenbeintürmchen gegen unerwünschte Partizipation des Wahlvolks abzuschotten, erhält die Politik überdies Schützenhilfe von Interessengruppen etwa aus der Musik- und Filmindustrie, die sich von einer wirksamen Zensur-Infrastruktur Schutz für ihre überkommenen Geschäftsmodelle erhoffen. Diese Zusammenhänge auszuführen würde allerdings den Rahmen dieses Dokuments sprengen; Hintergrundinformationen zu diesem Themenkomplex finden Sie beispielsweise bei netzpolitik.org oder in Cory Doctorows frei verfügbarer Essaysammlung Content. [...]

    3. [...] page on DRM to understand what he is talking about.  If you find this essay interesting, you can download a whole book of essays by Doctorow free. Legally, that [...]

    4. [...] una cámara los registre. Es claro, como dice Cory Doctorow en uno de los ensayos de su libro “Content”, que “gente desesperada y violenta no es buena para hacer planes racionales para su vida”. [...]

    5. [...] una cámara los registre. Es claro, como dice Cory Doctorow en uno de los ensayos de su libro “Content”, que “gente desesperada y violenta no es buena para hacer planes racionales para su vida”. [...]

    6. [...] out Lawrence Lessig’s opus ‘Free Culture’, or Cory Doctorow’s more recent book ‘Content’. Both are available for free download from these links, and both are very absorbing reads. Or, you [...]

    7. [...] data from an interesting variety of sources reminded me of the masterful collection of essays in Content, which everybody who uses the internet frequently should read. Oh yes, it’s also free, along [...]

    8. Eric says:

      Thanks for publishing this on the net for free. At this instance of my life, I am broke and scrabbling for a job, and reading this collection of essays provided some much needed mental fuel to get back out there and keep plugging away. +20 karma for you!

    9. [...] Acabo de terminar de leer ©ontent, el último libro de Cory Doctorow que agrupa una selección de sus mejores  ensayos publicados en diversos medios. Muy recomendable y accesible para descarga gratuita desde su web. [...]

    10. [...] boek Content is net als zijn andere boeken gratis te downloaden en te delen via Creative Commons. Download Content gratis in vele verschillende [...]

    11. [...] work, by having security measures in both the media and the media player (Cory Doctorow gives a great run-down of how this system will always make DRM [...]

    12. [...] I find Cory Doctorow’s approach much more in tune with the free–paid philosophy —free the e-book, but sell the print [...]

    13. Carol Fifield says:

      I love that I can download your stuff. I am going to share with my kids, but already know about cory Doctorow from the book little brother. the concepts of this book really are coming to life. As a teens librarian its one that is rarely on the shelf but I do recommend it. If Cory's books are as good as Little Brother, I've a great author to recommend to my teen market. More people need to think about the sharing of information and not keeping it precious. As a "new school" type librarian (I work in a public library in NZ), books and information need to be shared not kept locked up behind closed doors. keep up the great work!

    14. [...] mind spending a another week, two weeks, or forever) Tyler stopped by my office with a book called Content by Cory Doctorow. He said that I should read it; that it was pretty [...]

    15. [...] Doctorow – Content – internet journalism – this guy is on the cutting edge of the creative commons, etc. His [...]

    16. Sam says:

      Will someone please figure out how to put little brother on kindke for free

    17. [...] CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future, Corey Doctorow [...]

    18. [...] the guts to do so in the first place. Even Cory Doctorow, in some essay that I think is in his Content collection, says that the first time he gave a book away he held back a little, using a more [...]

    19. [...] essays. Doctorow has released all his books simultaneously as ebooks along with the print edition. Content can be downloaded in many formats here and clicking around the site will bring you to the rest of his books. Doctorow does that to [...]

    20. [...] Ganz im Sinne von Web 2.0 steht eine e-Book bzw. PDF-Version der Essay-Sammlung zum legalen Download zur Verfügung. 52.384060 [...]

    21. [...] para descargar gratis y que prometen al menos ser interesantes: The Art of Community de Jono Bacon; Content de Cory Doctorow y What Matters Now de Seth Godin. Ahí están los links, ojala sirvan [...]

    22. [...] επι τη ευκαιρία κατέβασα και το Content του Cory Doctorow, που σαν ebook διατίθεται δωρεάν. Και βέβαια το να τοκαταβάζεις μέσα από το ipod και το [...]

    23. [...] para descargar gratis y que prometen al menos ser interesantes: The Art of Community de Jono Bacon; Content de Cory Doctorow y What Matters Now de Seth Godin. Ojala sirvan los [...]

    24. [...] kas vyksta internete (ne ant paviršiaus, o gelmėse), būtina paskaityti dvi nemokamas knygas: Cory Doctorow „Content“ ir Seth Godin naują knygelę „What Matters Now“. Mashable turi ir daugiau rekomendacijų, bet [...]

    25. santa says:

      Cory Doctorow,thank you!

    26. [...] Cory Doctorow是Boing-Boing的作者之一,在科技,DRM和未来的内容上有独到见解。本书从封面上的c字设计,就知道是讲什么的,本书也是免费的,有多种格式,兴奋吧。Content « The Art of Community by Jono Bacon [...]

    27. [...] Content, Cory’s book/eBook that is available in every imaginable format (I think he’s proving a point), is a collection of his essays about “Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future.” That pretty much nails it, and it’s a great read. Cory’s a brilliant writer, and makes even the most mundane (which this isn’t, mostly) interesting. Cory’s written a number of other things worth checking out, and I’ll just send you there instead of raving for five hours. [...]

    28. [...] You can watch a preview of the film on their website [2]. Also, one of the man in the documentary is Larry Lessig, professor law at the Standford Law School. He gave an excellent talk on TED [3] that provides a lot of background information on the topic of culture and copyright. Another one is Cory Doctorow [4], co-editor of BoingBoing [5], who puts all of his novels (mostly science fiction and pop culture essays) as free Creative-Commons [6] download on his website. His book “Content” is an especially good overview of the topic. [7] [...]

    29. [...] of the Internet” report, Doc Searls quotes Cory Doctorow’s book Content - which is online for free, but also in our library. (I bought it, partly to thank him for making it free, but mostly because [...]

    30. [...] John Perry Barlow writes in his forward to Cory Doctorow’s book Content (a book we should all read): Information is not a thing. It isn’t an object. It isn’t [...]

    31. [...] the present experience of revolution isn’t new. Consider this from Cory Doctorow’s Content (links mine): …forget all that business about how the Internet’s copying model is [...]

    32. [...] ‘content’ for free You can download Cory Doctorow’s book Content for free fro [...]

    33. [...] My favorite part about this book is the way it is set up. Because it is a collection of speeches, essay, and articles, they are very short and concise. Also, Cory is communicating to his readers in an understandable language rather than some tech blabber. Buy it on amazon or download it for free. [...]

    34. [...] this – Cory Doctorow has written a series of essays you can either purchase in print (I did) or download for free (I [...]

    35. [...] van meningsuiting, toegang tot informatie en andere onderwerpen die digitale vrijheid raken. Online beschikbaar onder een Creative Commons [...]

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