This assignment is to connect the past to the present. I am looking for a history paper, not a science essay.You could refer to piracy/anti-piracy acts and mechanisms in video games throughout the years and show some game examples. You can talk about what is the first piracy game? How did people think about the piracy game? What is the first game using the online encryption mechanisms? Something like that. Please focus on game history.
Also, please link the relevant sources where you talk about them.