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  • Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) | Department of Justice.
    Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section - United States Department of Justice.
  • Federal agents seized computers in 27 U.S. cities Tuesday morning to gain evidence against hackers in an international software piracy ring. Police in five countries also served warrants against people accused of stealing software, U.S. Customs Service officials said. They alleged the people targeted in the raids stole and distributed all types of media, including Microsoft Windows operating systems, computer games and high-quality copies of new movies like Harry Potter and Monsters, Inc.
  • Game companies have filed federal racketeering suit against a nationwide ring of software pirates who methodically distributed top games, sometimes even before they were commercially available. The Interactive Digital Software Association has banded together with six major game publishers to file suit against three alleged pirate rings, known as Class, Paradigm, and Razor 1911.
  • Warcraft III, the much-anticipated sequel from Blizzard Entertainment, hits store shelves on July 3. The series, which is the company's most recognizable franchise, hoped its rollout would create a big splash in an industry that thrives on glitz and glamour. That wasn't to be. While designers rushed to complete the game, groups of crackers around the world were trying to get their hands on Warcraft III before it was released. It's a regular dance between game companies and pirate groups. The bigger the game, the more intense the pressure on both sides. In this battle, the game companies almost never win.
  • A Slashdot public interview conducted with former Drink Or Die member BiGrAr, taken before he served a 33 month jail sentence after being busted in Operation Buccaneer.
  • In the early hours of July 6, Jenny, head of a software piracy ring based in the Pacific Northwest, paced impatiently in front of a rack of high-speed personal computers, waiting for the phone call that would make her a superstar in the pirate underground. It would come from an employee of LucasArts Entertainment Co. in San Rafael,who for $300 would supply Jenny's pirate group with one of the most anticipated games of the summer: "TIE Fighter," based on the "Star Wars" movie trilogy and priced at about $60 per copy. At LucasArts, the employee attached a small cellular modem to the back of his PC - a technique that would keep any record of the call off the company telephone bill - and dialed. Within a few minutes, the program had arrived in Jenny's computer, lacking only the code keys that would make it possible to play the game without an owner's manual.
  • Two years of probation with periodic urine tests, and a limit on access to the Internet. That's the sentence handed down Tuesday to Jeffrey Gerard Levy, 22, who pleaded guilty for illegally distributing MP3 files, movie clips, and software including Adobe Photoshop.
  • Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today that in three separate federal law enforcement actions federal agents executed approximately 100 search warrants worldwide against virtually every level of criminal organizations engaged in illegal software piracy over the Internet. The three Operations, codenamed 'Buccaneer,' 'Bandwidth' and 'Digital Piratez,' struck at all aspects of the illegal software, game and movie trade, often referred to as 'warez scene.'.
  • Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today that in three separate federal law enforcement actions federal agents executed approximately 100 search warrants worldwide against virtually every level of criminal organizations engaged in illegal software piracy over the Internet. The three Operations, codenamed "Buccaneer," "Bandwidth" and "Digital Piratez," struck at all aspects of the illegal software, game and movie trade, often referred to as "warez scene.".
  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
    Operation Buccaneer is an ongoing international copyright piracy investigation and prosecution undertaken by federal law enforcement. On December 11, 2001, in a coordinated international effort, the U.S. Customs Service and the Department of Justice executed, or caused to be executed, more than 65 searches in the U.S. and five foreign countries. As of October, 2002, 16 defendants have been convicted in the U.S. of felony criminal copyright offenses, including conspiracy to commit those offenses, and 13 defendants have been sentenced to federal prison terms of up to 46 months. These are the longest sentences ever imposed in the United States for Internet copyright piracy. Additional guilty pleas and sentencings are scheduled in the coming months.
  • The release groups targeted by Fastlink specialize in the distribution of all types of pirated works including utility and application software, movies, music and games. Among the groups targeted by Fastlink are well-known organizations such as Fairlight, Kalisto, Echelon, Class and Project X, all of which specialized in pirating computer games, and music release groups such as APC. The enforcement action announced today is expected to dismantle many of these international warez syndicates and significantly impact the illicit operations of others.
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leading public Internet site dedicated to online copyright piracy was seized by the Justice Department today. Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff and Paul J. McNulty, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia today announced the seizure of www.iSONEWS.com as part of a previous plea agreement entered into by a defendant convicted of violating the criminal copyright laws.
  • Seventeen defendants from across the United States and Europe were indicted by a federal grand jury today for allegedly conspiring to infringe the copyright of more than 5,000 computer software programs that were available through a hidden Internet site that was located at a university in Quebec, Canada, the Justice Department announced.
  • CHICAGO – A federal jury here returned a guilty verdict in the nation’s first trial under the 1997 No Electronic Theft (NET) Act involving a computer software piracy conspiracy, Scott R. Lassar, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced today. Following a week-long trial, jurors deliberated only 30 minutes late on Friday, May 11, before finding Christian Morley, 28, of Salem, Mass., guilty of conspiracy to infringe software copyrights.
  • Sega announced Thursday it had crushed more than 60 illegal websites and 125 auction sites flogging pirated versions of its Dreamcast games, until recently viewed as one of the most secure digital entertainment systems on the market.
  • A copy of the honeypot site after it went public. "A site founded by a former moderator of one of the most popular file-hosting and uploader hangouts has admitted today that his site was a honeypot setup to capture data on pirate activity. WDF, a former senior staff member at popular discussion forum WJunction, says that in the 12 months since his site went online he's been grabbing information about uploaders and file-hosts. "I suckered shitloads of you," he said today as he announced the acquisition of his site by a U.S.-based anti-piracy company.".
  • To hear the federal government and piracy experts describe it, DrinkOrDie, the network of software crackers that was the focus of worldwide anti-piracy law enforcement action on Tuesday, is the al-Qaida of Internet software theft. The U.S. Customs Service called the group "the oldest and most well known" of Internet piracy organizations, describing it as a loose affiliation of computer experts who operate as sleepers in our midst, ready to drop their cover and crack the latest copy of Photoshop at any instant.
  • Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD) - 100 Years of the Computer Art Scene : Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD) : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive. Since the first time that machines could calculate, people have twisted, modified, hacked and played with them to create art. In a fast-paced hour, we're going...
    Since the first time that machines could calculate, people have twisted, modified, hacked and played with them to create art. In a fast-paced hour, we're going to do our best to capture 100 years of computer art, the magic of the art scene, the demo scene, and a dozen other "scenes" that have been with us as long as computers have. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster of visual and audio history as your two over-the top scene pilots take you on "the story so far" to the artscene.
  • The 1980's represented the dawn of the hacker age. No group represents the early days of hacking and cybercrime more than LoD, aka the Legion of Doom. Led by Lex Luthor, Erik Bloodaxe and The Mentor, the Legion of Doom ruled the online BBS systems and struck fear into the hearts of the US government.
  • GameCopyWorld ONLY supplies Information and Tools necessary to make a PERSONAL BACKUP of legally owned Game CD's. GameCopyWorld cannot be held responsible if any of the information and/or files contained on this site is used in the pursuit of illegal activities such as copyright infringement or piracy.
  • The art of the crack | Apple II Bits. Jason Scott's gallery of cracked splash screens showcases Apple II pirates' work, while Daniel Kruszyna uses T40 to create ASCII art.
    Piracy is as much an issue today as it was thirty years ago: gamers who pay for their software are often penalized for the actions of those who won't. But somewhere between the DRM and the theft is the actual hack.
  • Forum that formerly covered the pirate scene but these days is mostly above board.
  • Forum index page before the website was busted.
  • ISO games list before the website was busted.
  • The welcome screen after the website was busted by The Department of Justice.
  • A broken and incomplete copy of Black Acid's TCA before it went offline in May of 1999.
  • An incomplete snapshot taken in October 1999. "TCA IS GONE R.I.P 1997 ---- 1999 ONE DAY WE SHALL RETURN .....".
  • An incomplete snapshot taken in early 2000. "Welcome to the Future Home of the Underground ART Scene! We will be hitting you soon with the largest archives of ANSI, and JPG Art! If you are interested in contributing, please contact me at [email protected] Cheers!".
  • The largest collection of art packs, emags, documents, and related files online. Includes the complete 'Acid: The Collection', 'The Ice Collection' as well as collections of packs dating back to 1992.
  • BBS Ads Collection v1.0.
    This is the most complete collection of BBS adverts including PC and Amiga scene boards, legal as well as illegal ones. All the ads were found in release packages and are thereby authentical.
  • BBS Archives. The largest resource of BBS Utilities on the internet,.
  • BBS Ninja :: ANSi Art Scene. Artpacks from the artscene over the years.
    All your ANSi are belong to us! Well, not really, but we love collecting artpacks and serving them to you.
  • HTTP Error 403.
    Blocktronics is a international group of talented ansi artists that releases artpacks on a regular basis. The group was found in 2008 and aggregates artists from various countries.
  • ASCii / ANSi and Demoscene productions - Cleaner Alternative Museum.
    Online ANSI/ASCII gallery / museum.
  • This site is dedicated to all crackgroups founded the sCENE and created later the demoscene lots of people know today. It includes all the information to old cracking groups cracking and spreading games and apps on the Amiga computer since 1987 - after the C64-scene which has been founded somewhen in 1983. You can download all the Cracktros from this website and start them on your Amiga, or using UAE on your ibm compatibles. The Cracktros all are freeware - you won't find any warez here.
  • Demozoo.
    The world's largest database of scene productions.
  • docsnyderspage.com - C64 cracker intros for your browser. HTML5 re-codings of famous C64 cracker intros - 2000AD, 711, Abyss, Active, Actual Cracking Entertainment, Alphaflight, Beastie Boys, Black Reign, Dominators, Dynamic Duo, Dynamix, Dytec, Eagle Soft Incorporated, Empire, Epic, F4CG, Fairlight, Fantasy, FBR, Genesis Project, Hotline, Ikari, Laxity, Level 99, Men at work, North East Crackers, Nostalgia, Orion, Papillons, Powerrun, Pulsar, Red Sector, ROM, S451, Shining 8, Strike Force, Strike Force + The Movers, The Light Circle, The Ruling Company, Thundercats, Triad, Wanderer Group, Warriors of Darkness, Xades Society, Yeti, Zenith.
    Commodore 64 cracker intros in your browser.
  • Dubmood - The Mighty Pirate Sessions - Vol_01 (download torrent) - TPB. Download Dubmood - The Mighty Pirate Sessions - Vol_01 torrent or any other torrent from the Audio Music. Direct download via magnet link.
    This is a 35 minute Atari ST mixtape with classic Amiga / PC chip tunes. Everything is tracked and remix using an Atari ST in MaxYMizer and mixed together in a long session in STj.
  • Dubmood - The Mighty Pirate Sessions Volume 2 (2006) by Dubmood | Dub Mood | Free Listening on SoundCloud. Stream Dubmood - The Mighty Pirate Sessions Volume 2 (2006) by Dubmood from desktop or your mobile device.
    Live-recording of an STj mix containing both Dubmood tunes and various Atari ST covers. In-desk recording at Main Party 2006 @ La Friche, Marseille.
  • flashtro.com - cracktros for your browser. cracktros for your browser.
    Amiga cracktros converted to Flash.
  • Collection: Scene Art Pixel Logos and Fonts and More. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
    Pixel Art Logos for the most part from the Commodore Amiga and PC scene, but some Commodore 64 logos and a handful ANSI and ASCII logo also got mixed in. :).
  • A massive PC demo, graphic, magazine and music directory covering 1987 to 1998.