Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Software piracyWarez is a term used to describe copyrighted software that is distributed freely and almost always illegally. Unlike pirated software, warez are usually unauthorized releases of software by organized groups. Warez typically have their method of protection (CD key or online registration) disabled or deactivated. It may also be software that has a patch (a hack) available for it that bypasses the protection method altogether.

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