Class (warez)

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CLASS
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CLASS ASCII art NFO header by Antibody/SAC/DF2.
Formation 1997
Purpose Warez

CLASS (CLS) was a warez group that existed between January 1, 1997 and January 9, 2004. The group was the target of federal raids such as Operation Fastlink.

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On April 22, 2004, the United States Department of Justice repeatedly singled out Class and five other warez-related organizations during their Internet piracy sweep known as Operation Fastlink:

Among the groups targeted by Fastlink are well-known organizations such as Fairlight, Kalisto, Echelon, Class and Project X, all of which specialized in pirating computer games, and music release groups such as APC. — Source: United States Department of Justice press release
Operation Fastlink has identified nearly 100 individuals worldwide. Many of them are leaders or high-level members of some of the most prolific international "warez" [WARES] release groups with names like Fairlight, Kalisto, Echelon, Class and Project X. — Source: Prepared Remarks of United States Attorney General John Ashcroft

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