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warez

/weirz/ A term used by software pirates use to describe a cracked game or application that is made available to the Internet, usually via FTP or telnet, often the pirate will make use of a site with lax security.

Software piracy is illegal and should be reported to the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).

warez

(soft "wares") Pirated software distributed over the Internet. A warez site may also provide hackers with viruses and Trojans as well as tips, techniques and scripts for gaining illegal entry into networks and systems. It may also offer ways to cheat at online games. In other words, a fun site. See crimeware, software piracy and script kiddie. See also wares.
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As well as computer equipment used to produce the pirate copies, other fake goods recovered in the raid included Nintendo Wii and X Box computer games.
The export of pirate copies of movies is illegal, but also a thriving industry, according to the New Straits Times.
Users who have pirate copies of Windows XP may find it harder to upgrade the software as Microsoft implements features aimed at stopping this.
Pirate copies of the new novel by Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez have been found for sale on the streets of the author's home country Colombia.
The case was the latest in a series of suits against Fotex, involving allegations of pirate copies and unlicensed sales of parallel-imported designer apparel, reported the Danish news agency Ritzau.
mPower(TM) blocks other subscribers attempting to use pirate copies of the application on their devices.
Garfield, who has admitted buying pirate copies of previous Spider-Man films, he wanted to see them so much, said he had "lost a bit of innocence" in the role.
Do it the way we like it, they say, and we promise we won't download any more pirate copies.
The sale of pirate copies supports crime as those involved often dabble in drugs, pornography, benefit fraud and people smuggling.
It was banned by the Chinese government after 150,000 copies were sold but about 7m pirate copies are said to be in circulation in the country.
A Finnish man has been sentenced to four months in jail for selling thousands of pirate copies of computer games.
Staff have been asked to use the devices to check cinemagoers are not secretly recording pirate copies of the movie using video cameras.