Steve Jackson Games Raid was 20 Years Ago

Bruce Sterling posted details of a commemorative gathering for the event that led directly to the creation of EFF. The story of this event, as well as the surrounding trends and figures, is of course detailed in Sterling’s own “The Hacker Crackdown”. I highly recommend picking up a copy.

What amazes me is how issues like those informing the Steve Jackson Games raid by the Secret Service have only multiplied and accelerated since then. I feel a bit of pride in how informed, aware and active the info sphere largely is on these issues, due in no small part to EFF and the many other cyber-facing public interest groups that came after.

The gathering is next week, Tuesday, in Austin, TX. See Bruce’s post for the full details.

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