A Blogger Infiltrates Academe

Cory Doctorow has no college degree, just a busy Web site and some provocative views on copyright

It was on an airplane not quite a decade ago that Cory Doctorow, co-editor of the wildly popular blog Boing Boing, became a copyright crusader. Mr. Doctorow calls the moment his "conversion experience at 30,000 feet."

Chatting with lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, he came to the conclusion that the entire copyright system was badly broken. As the co-founder of a