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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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There is a continuum of development from the Apple II crack screens of the early 1980s, to the C-64 and Amiga animated crack intros, and finally to the contemporary minimalistic NFO files of the warez scene to consider with different social and technical lenses.
I confess--my first thought was "Geez, that's a piece of software asking to be sold on a warez site." In fact, the search box example at warez.com is Adobe Photoshop.
You might not have even paid for the game software you're using; if you downloaded it from the 'net you would call it (and other illegally-obtained software) warez. If you attempt to enter systems or create viruses using programs that others have written (and that you patently don't understand), you're a skript kiddie.
Steele argues that the hobbyist-collector, known as a "warez trader," is a more culpable non-commercial infringer than the individual who engages in non-commercial software copying, because the warez trader encourages and organizes further piracy.
The Trojan horse (known as PalmOS/LibertyCrack or Palm Liberty.A) appears to have been distributed in the warez (plirated--software) Community as a crack for Liberty, an application to emulate a Nintendo Gameboy on a Palm PDA operating system.
At a three-day event held in Switzerland by WIPO, Holleyman told members of the organization that as of late 1999, there were more than 2 million Web Sites which have downloadable files or links to pirated software, also known as "warez" in Internet terminology.(147) Thus, through BSA's studies, governments have a better idea of where to look for copyright abuse.
For around $30-$60, payable via credit card, the warez vendor will burn the CD and deliver it to the customers doorstep.(2)
Usenet sites that exist solely for the swapping of copyrighted movies and software (so-called warez sites) have existed for ten years with nary a peep from the establishment.
What would you do if you were a YNA (young Net artist) without a Sadie Cole or Jay Jopling to sell your warez? As e-commerce has become a viable method of exchange, wired artists, gallerists, and collectors are making deals from their desktops: Bid at more conventional auctions like http:// artnet.com; buy souvenirs from an electronic performance by artist Prema Murthy (http:// www.thing.net/~bindigrl/); or browse at the e-commerce shops of Net artists like John Simon or Olia Lialina (Simon has a boutique site to sell editions of his Every Icon website; Lialina built the groovy http://art.teleportacia.org/to sell her work and that of other YNAs).
These so-called "zero-day warez" are the most highly prized commodity among Internet piracy groups.(37)