Five face piracy charges for 'warez'

Friday, 28 April 2006, 8:04 PM EST

Five U.S. residents face criminal copyright charges for their alleged participation in the online "warez" file-trading community.

The charges come out of an ongoing DOJ crackdown against international online piracy groups that distribute copyrighted movies, software, games and music on the Internet. The five defendants are alleged to be leading members of the "warez scene," groups of Internet users who illegally distribute copyrighted materials online.

At Computerworld.

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