Old 13-12-2003   #1
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What exactly is warez?

I know this is a dumb question - but what exactly is warez anyway? I see lots of forums that state "no warez" - but I don't know what is classified as warez?

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Warez is a term generally used to refer to illegally obtained software (being games or other programs).

Warez are mostly ripped games/programs, whereas ISOz are images of the original CDs.

Either way you look at it, it is illegal and thus now allowed.

Hope this (brief) explanation clarified things for you a bit.
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Thanks for the response - it did clarify a bit. From this I gather that 'warez' can referr to any reference to a place to obtain an 'illegal' copy of something - thus including refering to a P2P site if it's state in the context of 'where to get" a specific program etc..

Is that correct?

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It is not the place to get it that is referred to as warez, it is the (ripped) software that is referred to as warez.
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Originally posted by Da_Taxman
It is not the place to get it that is referred to as warez, it is the (ripped) software that is referred to as warez.
Would like to ad; serials, illigall patches, "cracks" aso...

And in some cases you can dl software/games legally as trial, from the rightowner own homepage, but together with just mentioned (illigalls) the endproduct can also be categorized as "warez".
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