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wâréz groups are teams of individuals who have participated in the organized unauthorized publication of films, music, or other media, as well as those who can reverse engineer and ***** the digital rights management (DRM) measures applied to commercial software. This is a list of groups, both web-based and wâréz scene groups, which have attained notoriety outside of their respective communities. A plurality of wâréz groups operate within the so-called wâréz scene, though as of 2019 a large amount of software and game wâréz is now distributed first via the web. Leaks of releases from wâréz groups operating within the "scene" still constitute a large amount of wâréz shared globally. Between 2003 and 2009 there were 3,164 active groups within the wâréz scene, with the majority of these groups being active for no more than two months and with only a small fraction being active for many years. The wâréz scene is a very competitive and volatile environment, largely a symptom of participation in its community being îllégâl in most countries. Groups are generally not driven by profit, but by reputation.