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dark Web(1) Clandestine websites that sell illegal merchandise. Dark websites are accessed by special browsers (see Tor) and hide the identity of their users. Also called the "darknet" and "darknet market" (DNM). See Silk Road, Freenet and anonymous Web surfing.
(2) The collection of software and servers used to distribute music, videos and other copyrighted material illegally. Before the Internet became popular, the dark Web was small and distribution was by floppy disk or tape. Today, the Internet enables copyrighted material to be sent to millions of people around the world within days.