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In most civilized countries, wanton duplication of commercial software is illegal and carries a severe criminal penalty. The people who operate and use pirate FTP sites and bulletin board systems realize this, so they give access information only to a select few trusted friends, lest the FBI, SPA (Software Publishers Association), or any other group with an acronym for a name should find out about it. Unless you are known and trusted by someone who uses or runs a pirate software site, no one will tell you about them.
Public knowledge of such a site would cause it to come crashing down in a matter of days, either by sheer mass of users glutting themselves on free software, or by the law. Or both.
Note: The short answer is that software piracy is
illegal and the use of the Internet to make illegal copies of commercial
software is illegal, too.
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