In late July Jason Scott producer of ground breaking BBS Documentary and maintainer of textfiles.com conducted an hour presentation at the famed DefCon 18 hacker conference. As the title suggest he used his allocated slot to gloss over three decades of piracy evolution using sources donated to him as a computer historian.
What I found most entertaining of this hour talk was his attacking of the reactionary anti-piracy movement and Jason near-mocking the pirate scene’s aggressive self cannibalisation. It lead me to believe he was attempting to convey a striking similarity, of today’s anti-piracy agendas with those of many decades past where history maybe just repeating itself.
Jason’s hour long talk was recently posted online on his Vimeo account.