WATCH: Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Gets Life in Prison


As Brian Doherty reported earlier today, Ross Ulbricht, the operator of the online drug market Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Katherine Forrest in U.S. District Court earlier today.

Reporting from outside the courthouse, Reason TV Contributor Kurt Loder caught up with Alex Winter, whose new film Deep Web tells the behind-the-scenes story of Ulbricht's arrest and prosecution. (The film premiers on the Epix channel this Sunday.)

Read Loder's review of Deep Web.

Read Brian Doherty's December 2014 feature story on Silk Road: "How Buying Drugs Online Became Safe, Easy, and Boring."

Watch Nick Gillespie's Reason TV interview with Ross' mother, Lyn Ulbricht.

4 minutes and 37 seconds.

Hosted by Kurt Loder; Shot, produced, and edited by Jim Epstein, with help from Anthony L. Fisher.

Click below for downloadable versions.

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  1. Future generations will look back at the War on Drugs with the same disgust and disbelief that we do looking back on Jim Crow.

  2. It seems that the government is more interested in quelling the black market than protecting life and property. Ulbrecht is being punished for aiding and abetting a market outside the purview and control of government.

  3. One would hope, Hugh. I think of it as more along the lines of witch trials.

  4. That guy he interviewed is literally the guy who played Bill S. Preston, Esq. from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He thinks this sentence is bogus.

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