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This is the Scene.

The history of the Warez Scene, and how the entertainment industries and law enforcement tried to stop it.

This is the Scene.

The history of the Warez Scene, and how the entertainment industries and law enforcement tried to stop it.

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Last updated February 5, 2013

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SOPA. PIPA.  Megaupload.com.  The Pirate Bay.  Most people on the internet know what at least one of those are.  What most people don't know is that 95% of everything on websites and torrent sites dedicated to copyright infringement comes from a small community known as the Warez Scene.

This is the Scene is the history of a small group of people on the internet who's goal was to make content free to themselves.  Unlike what law enforcement agencies would have you believe, the goal of The Scene was never to make their releases spread all over the world.  It was a place where like minded people could enjoy doing something in their own clique.  Just like any other "scene" in the world.

This book is not pro-piracy.  This book is also not anti-piracy.  This book is only the history of The Scene, and the law enforcement and entertainment industry people who tried to stop it.  It is through the eyes of a person close to the top of that world, who's life was forever changed by being a member of it.

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