Ross William Ulbricht is an American who created and operated the darknet market website Silk Road from 2011 until his arrest in 2013. The site used Tor for anonymity and bitcoin as a currency and facilitated the sale of narcotics and other illegal sales. One of Ulbricht’s online pseudonyms was “Dread Pirate Roberts” after the fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride and its film adaptation.
From the light of freedom to a concrete tomb, The fall was great and swift. My soul cried out in a mighty boom, How could it come to this?
Clamped down, trapped stuck, Paralyzed in a tiny cage. Had fate left me not a drop of luck? Was there reason for this rage?
Told to lay down and die, Something deep inside me stirred. I can’t be caged I have to fly! Not yet am I interred.
They can take my body, tie me down, It matters not a bit. My spirit still runs wild and free, So in freedom here I sit.