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Hacker Crackdown

Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

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Author: Bruce Sterling
Published: 1994
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Category:
Downloads: 30,043 6617
License: ©

A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.

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ad and do that, I am giving you express permission right now. Enjoy yourself.

You can put the book on disks and give the disks away, as long as you don't take any money for it.

But this book is not public domain. You can't copyright it in your own name. I own the copyright. Attempts to pirate this book and make money from selling it may involve you in a serious litigative snarl. Believe me, for the pittance you might wring out of such an action, it's really not worth it. This book don't "belong" to you. In an odd but very genuine way, I feel it doesn't "belong" to me, either. It's a book about the people of cyberspace, and distributing it in this way is the best way I know to actually make this information available, freely and easily, to all the people of cyberspace--including people far outside the borders of the United States, who otherwise may never have a chance to see any edition of the book, and who may perhaps learn something useful from this strange story of distant, obscure, but por

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Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****

Provides a very interesting and well told perspective of the hacking scene of the late 80s and early 90s as well as a history of the hacking scene itself.


I have the paper book. Now with this electronics book, I can carry along with other books :) Thanks.


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