Circumvention
Anti-circumvention refers to laws which prohibit the circumvention of technological barriers for using a digital good in certain ways which the rightsholders do not wish to allow. The requirement for ...
Warez
Warez are copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. Warez are generally unauthorized releases by organized groups, as opposed t...
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FILE ID.DIZ
FILE_ID.DIZ is a plain text file containing a brief contentdescription of the archive in which it is included.It was originally used in archives distributed through bulletin board systems (BBS).Bullet...
FILE ID.DIZ - Wikipedia
Pirated movie release types
With regard to warez groups or organized piracy groups, a movie is usually released in several formats and different versions because the primary sources used by a group for a particular movie may var...
The Association for Legalizing American Lotteries
The Association for Legalizing American Lotteries was an illegal lottery disguised as an organization in 1936.
Ultra Games
Ultra Software Corporation was a shell corporation and publishing label created in 1988 as a subsidiary of Konami of America, in an effort to get around Nintendo of America's strict licensing rules fo...
Code morphing
Code morphing is one of the approaches to protect software applications from reverse engineering, analysis, modifications, and cracking used in obfuscating software. This technology protects intermedi...
Copyright enforcement
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of e...
Pubstro
A pubstro is a computer that has been cracked into, and had an FTP server installed. This FTP server is used to facilitate the transferring and spreading of warez, or copyrighted software.This is typi...
BBS: The Documentary
BBS: The Documentary (commonly referred to as BBS Documentary) is a 3-disc, 8-episode documentary about the subculture born from the creation of the bulletin board system (BBS) filmed by computer his...
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Software protection dongle
A software protection dongle (commonly known as a dongle or key) is an electronic copy protection and content protection device which, when attached to a computer or other electronic appliance, unlock...
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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.
Listed here are many of the more significant warez groups, wit...
List of warez groups - Wikipedia
Fixed exe
In the process of "cracking" software, a fixed EXE is an executable file that has been changed from the original in interest of bypassing the security or coding intended to prevent free use of softwar...
.nfo
.nfo (also written .NFO or NFO, a contraction of "info", or "information") is a commonly used three-letter filename extension for text files that accompany various digital scene releases with informat...
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FXP board
An FXP board is an internet forum composed of members which distribute access to FTP servers or "pubstros". These forums are used to provide access to servers usually containing warez. FXP boards ge...
Topsite (warez)
Topsite is a term used by the warez scene to refer to underground, highly secretive, high-speed FTP servers used by release groups and couriers for distribution, storage and archiving of warez release...
Copyright infringement
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribut...
Copyright infringement - Wikipedia
Software cracking
Software cracking (known as "breaking" in the 1980s) is the modification of software to remove or disable features which are considered undesirable by the person cracking the software, especially copy...
Don't Copy That Floppy
Don’t Copy That Floppy was an anti-copyright infringement campaign run by the Software Publishers Association (SPA) beginning in 1992. The video for the campaign, starring M. E. Hart as “MC Double Def...
Don't Copy That Floppy - Wikipedia
Telecine (copying)
The term telecine refers both to a film-to-tape transferring machine, as well as the process by which film is transferred to tape (or directly to a digital file). The telecine process is frequently us...
Warez P2P
Warez P2P is a proprietary peer-to-peer filesharing service released in January 2004 that uses the Ares network, and offers a service similar to that of Kazaa. Up to version 3.1.1, Warez P2P was a clo...
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XDCC
XDCC (Xabi DCC or eXtended DCC) is a computer file sharing method which uses the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network as a host service.
Limitations in the original DCC protocol prevented the transfe...
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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 connections to large groups. These people form a committee,...
Keygen
A key generator (key-gen) is a computer program that generates a product licensing key, such as a serial number, necessary to activate for use a software application. Keygens may be legitimately distr...
Warez group
A warez group is a more or less tightly organised group of people involved in creating and/or distributing warez such as movies, music or software ("warez") in The Scene. There are different types of ...
Warez group - Wikipedia
Workprint
A workprint is a rough version of a motion picture, used by the film editor(s) during the editing process. Such copies generally contain original recorded sound that will later be re-dubbed, stock foo...
Workprint - Wikipedia
Screener
A screener (SCR) is an advance screening of a film or television series sent to critics, awards voters, video stores (for their manager and employees), and other film industry professionals, including...
Hew Raymond Griffiths
Hew Raymond Griffiths (born 8 November 1962 in the UK) has been accused by the United States of being a ring leader of DrinkOrDie or DOD, an underground software piracy network. Griffiths was living i...
No-CD crack
A No-disc crack, No-CD crack or No-DVD crack is an executable file or a special "byte patcher" program which allows a user to circumvent certain Compact Disc and DVD copy protection schemes. They allo...