Welcome To “The Scene”

My brother showed me this show, which is called The Scene. It’s the first show of its kind, giving an idea about how the underground world of piracy works. Ever since reading this article over a year ago I’ve been fascinated with this kind of stuff.

Q: What is “The Scene” in real life?
A: The Scene is the piracy underground where 99% of pirated movies, songs, video games, etc start out. There, thousands of pirates upload, download, and trade files (often illegally) using FTP sites. From there, the files make their way onto the peer-to-peer networks, that so many know and love.

So far I’ve only seen the first two episodes, but I’m already REALLY hooked. It may sound pretty boring if I tell you that all you see pretty much, is Brian’s desktop, where he talks to his friends over mIRC and AIM, and then a small screen (his webcam) in the upper left corner showing him typing and talking on the phone. But there’s also a story to it, and somehow it just really captivates me.

You can download or watch all 18 episodes (as of this writing) below:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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