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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Warez scene
The Warez scene, often referred to as The Scene, is an underground community of people that specialize in the distribution of copyrighted material, including television shows and series, movies, music...
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...
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,...
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...
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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...
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 ...
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Rob Northen copylock
Rob Northen Copylock is a copy-protection system to prevent disk duplication with standard floppy disk drives on the Amiga, Atari ST and PC DOS platforms. It was used mainly to copy-protect games from...
Cam (bootleg)
A cam (camrip or camming, deriving from camcorder) is a bootleg recording of a film. Unlike the more common DVD rip or screener recording methods which involve the duplication of officially distribute...
Digital Economy Act 2010
The Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The act addresses media policy issues related to digital media, including copyright infringement, Internet doma...
International Network of Crackers
International Network of Crackers (INC) was one of the premier cracking/releasing warez groups for the IBM PC during the late 1980s and early 1990s.The formation of INC was the result of the merger of...
Myth (warez)
Myth was a warez group, focused on cracking and ripping PC games. Besides ripped games, the group also released trainers and cracked updates for games.
Myth was formed in February 2000, in a merge...
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Broadcast encryption
Broadcast encryption is the cryptographic problem of delivering encrypted content (e.g. TV programs or data on DVDs) over a broadcast channel in such a way that only qualified users (e.g. subscribers ...
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...
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...
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...
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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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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...
Crack intro
A crack intro, also known as a cracktro, loader, or just intro, is a small introduction sequence added to cracked software, designed to inform the user of which "cracking crew" or individual cracker w...
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Rabid Neurosis
Rabid Neurosis (RNS) was an MP3 warez release organization which was founded on June 6, 1996. In 1999, the group claimed to have released over 6,000 titles a year. RNS occasionally used the tagline "R...
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DCS Copy Protection
DCS Copy Protection Ltd is a UK company that licenses proprietary content protection technology. It is a direct competitor to Rovi (formerly Macrovision) in the field of analogue copy protection.DCS C...
Pirates With Attitudes
Pirates With Attitudes (PWA) was a major international warez release group between 1992 and 2000. The group was established by two former International Network of Crackers members known by the pseudon...
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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA H.R. 3523 (112th Congress), H.R. 624 (113th Congress), H.R. 234 (114th Congress)) is a proposed law in the United States which would allow for ...
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel also called (Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP and Microsoft Virtual CD Control Tool) is a virtual drive for Microsoft Windows that allows an ISO image...
Cheating in video games
Cheating in video games involves a video game player using non-standard methods for creating an advantage beyond normal gameplay, usually to make the game easier. Cheats may be activated from within t...
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...
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...