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Pirate Cinema

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

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 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....

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 2, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781429943185
  • File size: 826 KB
  • Release date: October 2, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781429943185
  • File size: 826 KB
  • Release date: October 2, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781429943185
  • File size: 828 KB
  • Release date: October 2, 2012

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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Open EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.7
Lexile® Measure:1030
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:5-8

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

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 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....

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Tom Doherty Associates

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 2, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781429943185
    File size: 826 KB
    Release date: October 2, 2012

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781429943185
    File size: 826 KB
    Release date: October 2, 2012

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781429943185
    File size: 828 KB
    Release date: October 2, 2012

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    Open EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.7
    Lexile® Measure: 1030
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 5-8
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