Warez

Warez refers primarily to copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. The term generally refers to unauthorized releases by organized groups, as opposed to file sharing between friends or large groups of people with similar interest using a darknet. It usually does not refer to commercial software counterfeiting. This term was initially coined by members of the various computer underground circles, but has since become commonplace among Internet users and the mass media.

Read more about Warez:  Etymology, Warez Distribution, Types of Warez, Motivations and Arguments, Legality, Terminology, Warez and Malware

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List Of Warez Groups
... Warez groups typically tag their releases with NFO files ... Due to the nature of the warez scene, not much is known about these groups ...
Standard (warez)
... Standards in the warez scene are defined by groups of people who have been involved in its activities for several years and have established ... In warez distribution, all releases must follow these predefined standards to become accepted material ...
Warez and Malware
... There is a common perception that warez sites represent high risk in terms of malware ... In addition, there are several papers showing there is indeed correlation between warez/pirate sites and malware ... they classified as pirate (which specifically included warez sites) is the highest among all the researched site categories ...
Pirated Movie Release Types - See Also
... Warez Standard (warez) Warez scene Copyright infringement of audio-visual works ...
Jisakujien - History - ANSI
... Over the years, warez groups began to enter the ASCII art scene ... Warez groups usually release.nfo files with their software, cracks or other general software reverse-engineering releases ... The ASCII art will usually include the warez group's name and maybe some ASCII borders on the outsides of the release notes, etc ...