In the Internet piracy scene, this term is used to mark a release that is only intended for the group who released it and not an external release. Basically, by the rules of the scene, you cannot release a PROPER release after a certain number of days, so if that number of days passes you will have to label your release as INTERNAL to protect it from being nuked. Some groups have used this term to protect a lot of their releases from being nuked. The term is also often misunderstood when people refer to a group as going internal, they mean that from now on, they wont be releasing anything to the general public, just to the group. A group may also label a release as INTERNAL if it is not up to the scene standards.