Order in the Warez Scene: Explaining an Underground Virtual Community with the CPR Framework

  title={Order in the Warez Scene: Explaining an Underground Virtual Community with the CPR Framework},
  author={Priyank Chandra},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Priyank Chandra
  • Published 7 May 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
The paper analyzes the warez scene, an illegal underground subculture on the Internet, which specializes in removing copy protection from software and releasing the cracked software for free. [] Key Method Subsequently, the paper uses Ostrom's framework of long-enduring common-pool resource institutions to understand the warez scene's longevity and ability to govern itself. Theoretical and design implications of these findings are then discussed.

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