Disk Wars Further Reading and Citations
Many thanks to our colleagues, and especially Laine Nooney, for their invaluable analysis and feedback. In this project, we drew on many archival sources. We've provided links to those sources here for readers who wish to continue to learn about the history of microcomputing and software piracy, along with other interesting sources that may provide further insights on relevant topics.
Live the Original Experience
Read about games from this time period and make your own “purchases” based on information from original magazines in this project from our fellow comrades at Georgia Tech.
Archival Film and Interviews
Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age (1986) PBS Computer Hacking Documentary
History of the SPA. Infoworld, Nov 26, 1984 pg 20
Lee Felsenstein. Oral history
Lee Felsenstein. Interview about the first software pirate
Len Shustek and Lee Felsenstein. The Homebrew Computer Club. 2011.
Dahlstron, Dana et al. Piracy in the Digital Age. 2006.
Driscoll, Kevin. Professional Work for Nothing: Software Commercialization and “An Open Letter to Hobbyists.” 2015.
Hesse, Carla. The Rise of Intellectual Property, 700 b.c.–a.d. 2000: An Idea in the Balance. 2002.
Lin, Albert. Hacker/Pirate Interaction in the Computer Underground. 1995.
Marshall, Patrick G. Software Piracy: Can the Government Help Stop the Drain on Profits? 1993.
Mihm, Mickey T. Software Piracy and the Personal Computer: Is the 1980 Software Copyright Act Effective?, 4 Computer L.J. 171. 1983.
Vee, Annette. Text, Speech, Machine: Metaphors for Computer Code in the Law. 2012.
Frieberger, Paul. Fire in the Valley. 2000.
Levy, Steven. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. 1984.
A Pirate’s Life for Me, Part 1: Don’t Copy That Floppy! The Digital Antiquarian.
Why History Needs Software Piracy. Technologizer.
Apple II Copy Protection. Big Mess O’ Wires
The Copyright Act of 1909. https://www.copyright.gov/history/1909act.pdf
The Copyright Act of 1976. https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92appa.pdf
H.R.6934 – Computer Software Copyright Act of 1980. https://www.congress.gov/bill/96th-congress/house-bill/6934
Dowling v. United States, 473 U.S. 207. 1985. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/473/207/