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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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Together, commercial pirates and warez traders form the focus of criminal copyright enforcement in the United States.
180) Moreover, its press releases regularly refer to warez traders as peer-to-peer pirates, an ambiguous title that could also be applied to garden-variety downloaded.
The average Internet user has never heard of warez traders, even though they are the ones who usually provide the original "Adam and Eve" file that eventually spawns the thousands of copies floating around the web.
Commercial pirates and warez traders are sufficiently removed from the day-today activities of most Americans that prosecutors have effectively drawn a line around them as deviants.
enigmax, 'Bad' BitTorrent and Warez Sites Raided By Police, TorrentFreak (Apr.
See Stephen Granade, Warez, Abandonware, and the Software Industry, Brass Lantern, http://brass lantern.
php/10792_1012961_2 (quoting warez trader's statement that people enjoy the activity for "the hint of doing something illegal").
See Eric Goldman, Warez Trading and Criminal Copyright Infringement.
See Eric Goldman, The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading, 23 Six;.
According to the Customs Service, warez groups don't steal and distribute pirated software for profit; rather, they do it "for the mere challenge and fun of it," adding that groups compete to release the best, and newest, software.
Warez Sites are anonymous, often short-lived file-transfer protocol ("FTP") sites which exist solely to disseminate unlicensed copies of software and/or passwords for pirate software.
The lawsuit adds a new dimension to BSA's Internet anti-piracy campaign that to date has involved the shutting down of thousands of warez web sites and working closely with law enforcement to promote criminal prosecutions.