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ALSO CALLED: Internet Piracy, Software Piracy
DEFINITION: Warez (pronounced as though spelled "wares" or possibly by some pronounced like the city of "Juarez") is a term used by software "pirates" to describe software that has been stripped of its copy-protection and made available on the Internet for downloading. People who create warez sites sometimes call them "warez sitez" and use "z" in other pluralizations. According to the International Planning  … 
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The Impact of E.U. Internet Copyright Regulations on Early-Stage Investment
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This study from Booz&Co reveals industry concerns that anti-piracy measures will deter venture capital organisations from investing in internet start-ups.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

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7 Key Factors to Software Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the magnitude and types of software piracy threats and details the seven key application security factors that must be considered during the development process.
Posted: 08 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

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PIRACY DEFINITION (continued): …  & Research Corporation, warez Web sites cost software vendors $11.8 billion in 2001. The most popular downloads at warez sites include applications from major vendors such as Microsoft, Symantec, Macromedia, and Adobe Systems. The vendors have joined forces with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) to successfully close a loophole in Internet law that allowed warez distributors to avoid legal prosecution as long as they didn't profit monetarily from their distributions. (Use of warez software is also illegal and may result in a jail sentence.) Warez should not be confused with shareware or … 
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