>[Historian Jason Scott walks through the many-years story of software piracy][link] and touches on the tired debates before going into a completely different direction – the interesting, informative, hilarious and occasionally obscene world of inter-pirate-group battles. A multi-media extravaganza of threats, CSI-level accusations and evidence trails, decades of insider lingo, and demonstrations of how the more things change, the more they still have to keep their ratios up.
Jason Scott’s talks are all required listening if you’re into the real history of the internet and the social aspects of computing. Link via [Andy Baio][waxy].
[link]: http://vimeo.com/15400820 “You’re Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles on Vimeo”
[waxy]: http://waxy.org “Waxy dot org”