[Room Change] Talk: Tales from the High Seas: Stories from an Internet Pirate

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
ELINGS HALL 1601
Title: 
Tales from the High Seas: Stories from an Internet Pirate
Speaker: 
Chad Spensky

Abstract

Ever wondered how movies/games/music get leaked, sometimes months before their official release date?  Who are these people? How do they get access to these things?  What motivates them?  Why don't they get caught?  Before starting a legitimate career in computer science, I was one of these people.  In this presentation I will shed light on the extremely elusive piracy community known as the "scene," with numerous first hand accounts.  I took the "red pill," and went all the way down the rabbit hole, Now ,since I'm pretty confident I won't goto jail at this point, I intend to tell y'all what's down there. This presentations should be interesting for a general audience and will be especially interesting to anyone who has ever pirated anything or pondered the source of these pirated materials. 

Everyone welcome!