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Modern Day Pirates Have Their Own Letterheads

Piracy sure has come a long way from the days of Blackbeard. For one, modern day pirates have letterheads (or is it lettarrrrheads?). Ben Berkowitz of Reuters came upon a correspondence from a pirate group [...]

You’re Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles

Computer historian Jason Scott recently gave a talk at Defcon 18 about the history of software piracy. Now, you wouldn’t normally sit down to think about software piracy, but Scott has, and managed to put together an hour-long presentation on the subject. It’s well worth a look, and not just for computer nerds — Scott [...]