Today marks the release of Cory Doctorow’s newest book Pirate Cinema, published by Titan Books. And as we here at Nerd Like You are very, very lovely, we are hosting a competition to give away a copy.
Just to whet your appetite, below is the synopsis:
Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.
Trent’s too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly he learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke.
Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven’t entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people’s minds….
Win, Win, Win!
For a chance to win yourself a copy of Cory Doctorow’s Pirate Cinema, just follow Nerd Like You on Twitter and tweet the following text:
Follow @nerdlikeyou and RT for a chance to win a copy of #CoryDoctorow’s #PirateCinema – Info: http://www.nerdlikeyou.com/pirate-cinema/
This competition closes Sunday 23rd June 2013 – A winner will be picked at random and announced on Twitter and this post. Open worldwide!
Terms & Conditions:
Employees and contributors of Nerdlikeyou.com and their families are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize may not be transferred to any other person. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available on entrant’s request, but in the event of the advertised competition prize being unavailable we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. Entry in the competition implies acceptance of these rules.