I am something of a Cory Doctorow fanboy. I own and enjoy just about everything he’s written (fiction and non-fiction), I read both Boing Boing and his personal blog, and via his podcast stream, I hear every talk that he gives where there’s a recording made available to him. I respect his opinions and intellect immensely, and I like both his writing and speaking styles.
Like a lot of frequent speakers, Cory tweaks and improves his speeches over time. I’ve heard this particular speech at least three times; but in December at CCC, he nailed it. With both the speech and the following Q&A, I think Cory clearly lays out the vital issues. Well worth watching.