BY BILL FERRIS

If you ask nicely (and if you’re a teacher or librarian), science-fiction author Cory Doctorow will send you a free copy of With a Little Help, his new collection of short stories.

If you’re not familiar with his work, Doctorow is an editor of Boing Boing, as well as a thought leader on copyright reform and Creative Commons — for years he’s licensed his books under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, meaning you can freely download, remix, share, and adapt his books as much as you want on a noncommercial basis.

Since so many teachers sweat copyright issues in the classroom, you may want to start with Doctorow’s Content (also available for free via Creative Commons), his in-depth look at his thoughts on copyright in the 21st century.

Get a free copy (libraries, schools)

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