Illegally obtained or compromised software.
To obtain a copy of (software or other works of authorship) illegally.
Origin: *A leet form of "wares", as a contraction of "software".
Warez refers primarily to copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. The term generally refers to unauthorized releases by organized groups, as opposed to file sharing between friends or large groups of people with similar interest using a darknet. It usually does not refer to commercial software counterfeiting. This term was initially coined by members of the various computer underground circles, but has since become commonplace among Internet users and the mass media.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Widely used in cracker subcultures to denote cracked version of commercial software, that is versions from which copy-protection has been stripped. Hackers recognize this term but don't use it themselves. See warez d00dz, courier, leech, elite.
The numerical value of warez in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of warez in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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