Cory Doctorow’s latest book “For the Win” is about young, professional video game players who labor in sweatshop conditions and get beat up by the boss’s goons when they try to go freelance. Meanwhile the “in-game” economies in which they illegally work have larger GDP’s then some of their developing homelands. The plot thickens when they organize themselves into a world wide union.
Also discussed in the interview are Doctorow’s other books “Makers” and “Little Brother” as well as the fact that they are all available for free online under creative commons. Free online and twelve bucks on Amazon, how does that work?