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March 4th, 2008, 22:14
Originally Posted by aries100 View Post
I don't seem to be able to wrap my head around why someone would do this ??
Slightly simplified: For "cred" in "the scene". "The scene" consists of a large number of "release groups" (e.g. Razor1911, FairLight, Deviance in PC games) that compete with each other to be the first to release pirated materials (games, video, audio). These pirated materials are uploaded to "top sites", huge FTP servers, where the uploading release group is given download credits for for what you upload. Duplicates (dupes) are not allowed on these servers, so being the first group to upload something is "important" beyond mere "respect" of having a skilled cracker in the group. Anyway, this is all a "non-profit" operation at this level, but as the releases quickly spread to smaller sites and P2P networks those selling pirated materials naturally pick them up and burn them to discs.
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