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warez

(wɛəz; ˈwɛrɛz; ˈwarɛz)
n
(Computer Science) informal illegally copied computer software which has had its protection codes de-activated
[C20: possibly from (soft)ware and influenced by the anglicized pronunciation of Juarez, a Mexican city known for smuggling]
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He pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton crown court to distributing pirate copies.
Creating pirate copies of published books is simple and can be done using a computer and a scanner in a comparatively short duration of time.
During a subsequent search of the premises, officers confiscated a haul of pirate copies and five DVD copying machines.
CRIME gangs are openly selling pirate copies of electronic books.
The DVDs were of a variety of films, and when a number were sent to the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), those they were able to check were all pirate copies.
They included pirate copies of the multi awardwinning Slumdog Millionaire and latest Hollywood blockbusters Watchmen and Confessions of a Shopaholic, which are not yet in the shops.
PIRATE copies of newly released blockbuster films have been seized in raids on homes in County Durham.
Inside properties in the Castlecroft area they found 1,000 fake Epson printer cartridges, pirate copies of Nintendo computer games valued at pounds 80,000 and a number of fake iPods.
This is a newer trend, partly because of increased saturation of the market but also because of trade in pirate copies.
Will Ockenden, a spokesman for the campaign, said the sale of pirate copies was known to support local crime.
The new campaign highlights why pub-goers should not be tempted by fake DVDs, as the sale of pirate copies is known to support local crime as DVD pirates are often involved in other forms of criminality.
Among the DVDs were pirate copies of newly-released films, including King Kong, Brokeback Mountain and The Constant Gardener.