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Piracy by Adrian Johns
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Feb 05, 10

bookshelves: academic

This book is AMAZING. Yes, it is a 600-page historical and legal treatise on the origins of piracy as a concept (pirate as in software, not Jack Sparrow), but it's incredibly well-written, researched, and engaging. Right up there with The Wealth of Networks as a modern classic for any software scholar.

I don't tend to read academic books beginning to end; I've read two chapters of this and probably won't pick it up again for a while, but I wanted to write about it anyway because it has zero love yet on GoodReads.
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