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Another warez group member gets jail time

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Sep 2008 13:45 User comments (10)

Another warez group member gets jail time According to the Department of Justice, another member of the once prominent warez scene group aPOCALYPSE pRODUCTION cREW (aPC) has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of "Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Copyright Infringement."
Barry Gitarts, otherwise known as "Dextro", is the 15th person to receive jail time for their part in aPC.

The group was founded in 1997 and is generally known as the first organized warez group that uploaded CDs and MP3s to the Internet. aPC became well known in the scene for their pre-release uploads of CDs which they had acquired from magazine workers and music industry insiders.

The group, and its administrators and uploaders, were taken down as part of Operation Fastlink in 2004.

Gitarts was given the stiff sentence because he was found to have operated and financed a server in which the group strored "thousands of music files, movies, games and software."

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10 user comments

121.9.2008 13:50
1bonehead
Inactive

Can't say I'm sorry as many were pre releases

221.9.2008 16:12

Barry Gitarts faught a long battle as he is the only one who went to trial. He also had problems as another member of aPC testified against him in court, a guy by the name of Jacob Stahler (known on irc as Luna or lunatik)

you can read some of the court documents and get more information from http://www.piracyisacrime.org/In-The-Cou...-group-apc.html

321.9.2008 22:05

Forgive the pun but....
Warze the crime? He didn't sell anything so jail tie is not applicable...

422.9.2008 1:03
susieqbbb
Inactive

You know i don't really miss warez at all.

Most warez garbage is software that is full of viruses malware or spyware even the cracks for it contain viruses malware and spyware.

Even still when accessing sites that contain the warez links even lead to spyware and malware.

So where is the advantage of downloading Warez in this day and age huh.

522.9.2008 1:06

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
You know i don't really miss warez at all.

Most warez garbage is software that is full of viruses malware or spyware even the cracks for it contain viruses malware and spyware.

Even still when accessing sites that contain the warez links even lead to spyware and malware.

So where is the advantage of downloading Warez in this day and age huh.
Warez is and was good, its all the crap that spring up around it that degraded it, hell under the definition of it its the same stuff on the torrents now, warez was free data for the masses the ok to great stuff came without the virus and crap..

622.9.2008 1:19
varnull
Inactive

Know your warez.. know your cracking groups.. and most of all.. know your sources.

No commercial gain = no crime... another unjust decision from the greedy and paid off legal system. Soon it will be a crime to whistle a tune while walking down the road.

722.9.2008 10:18

Warez is still good. The problem is the BSA member companies that produce AV products that falsely flag warez utilities such as keygens, patches, etc as a trojan or virus. I read too many negative comments about warez posts on various usenet and irc indexing sites that come directly from false positives by the Symantec and various other inferior/bought off AV products.

922.9.2008 21:10

Originally posted by cantrellg:
Warez is still good. The problem is the BSA member companies that produce AV products that falsely flag warez utilities such as keygens, patches, etc as a trojan or virus. I read too many negative comments about warez posts on various usenet and irc indexing sites that come directly from false positives by the Symantec and various other inferior/bought off AV products.

Right... Like every time I scan I get false positives on k3yg3ns, kinda irks me to tell the truth cause I get them from reputable sources...

1023.9.2008 2:14

Quote:
Originally posted by cantrellg:
Warez is still good. The problem is the BSA member companies that produce AV products that falsely flag warez utilities such as keygens, patches, etc as a trojan or virus. I read too many negative comments about warez posts on various usenet and irc indexing sites that come directly from false positives by the Symantec and various other inferior/bought off AV products.

Right... Like every time I scan I get false positives on k3yg3ns, kinda irks me to tell the truth cause I get them from reputable sources...
this is all you need to double check a file.

http://virusscan.jotti.org/

My self I run Kasperscky suit and if flags something I double check it with it..

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