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The BBC ran a profile of me today — a very flattering one indeed.

Author, blogger and campaigner Cory Doctorow passionately believes the internet has helped unleash a new form of creativity based around collaboration.

He co-wrote an award-winning short story, called Jury service, with a writer in Scotland called Charles Stross.

But the pair never met and instead collaborated via the internet, from start to finish.

“That story is repeated in macrocosm a million times a day on the internet,” said the Canada-born and London-based writer.

“There are people who have never met, who do not know each other, may only just pass in the night.”

But he says big media companies are trying to stifle the ability to share content in the name of protecting copyright.

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