Portrait by Jonathan Worth

Cory Doc­torow explains at O’Reilly’s OSCON (cov­er­ing open source tools, enter­prise, archi­tec­ture, infra­struc­ture, com­mu­ni­ty and more) in Austin, Texas why the Inter­net of Things that includes DRM may not be the best option.

It may, in fact be the worst.

Cory is a sci­ence fic­tion nov­el­ist, blog­ger and tech­nol­o­gy activist. He is the co-edi­tor of the pop­u­lar weblog Boing Boing, and a con­trib­u­tor to The Guardian, Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, Wired, and many oth­er news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines and web­sites. He is a spe­cial con­sul­tant to the Elec­tron­ic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion, a non-prof­it civ­il lib­er­ties group that defends free­dom in tech­nol­o­gy law, pol­i­cy, stan­dards and treaties. He holds an hon­orary doc­tor­ate in com­put­er sci­ence from the Open Uni­ver­si­ty (UK), where he is a Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor; in 2007, he served as the Ful­bright Chair at the Annen­berg Cen­ter for Pub­lic Diplo­ma­cy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

via oreilly.com