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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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For that purpose, users usually depend on warez sites or peer-to-peer (P2P) networks[17].
When studying the historical phenomenon of the cracking scene as well as the online warez scene, it is clear that artifacts such as crack intros and NFO (info) files are a persistent part of the practices of unauthorized software copying and circulation (Vuorinen, 2007).
com is a service company that specializes in ebook content removal from unauthorized download sites including warez and torrent sites.
15 -- Halo 4, the most anticipated AAA title for the XBOX 360, has found its way to WAREZ sites and torrents just a few weeks shy of the official launch.
85) There can be little question that the emergence and rapid deployment of peer-to-peer platforms, darknets, (86) warez sites, (87) leech sites, (88) cyberlockers, (89) and other means (90) to distribute copyrighted content without authorization have dramatically changed the creative ecosystems.
A BSA study showed that warez trading sites increased from 100,000 in 1997 to 900,000 in 1999.
Do we want to share the same SLA's with a Warez site?
Meanwhile 27% felt that "So-called Warez sites, which offer illegal software, are extremely dangerous" and 22% agreed that "Visitors are exposed to such dangers especially on websites with pornographic content".
Driven by increased crackdowns on BitTorrent sites such as The Pirate Bay, software pirates are fast-moving their warez to file-hosting Web sites.
VENETA SHOMOVA, NIKOLAI STOIKOV [flutes, performing Takemitsu, Fukushima, Warez, Jolivet] June 30, 7pm