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Centropy, founded in January 1999, was a warez group which specialized in the unauthorized sharing of films. Touting many "0-day" and "negative day" releases, Centropy has released and pre-released numerous films. They primarily release DVD-Rips, Telesyncs and Screeners. They've added logos for bragging rights to their releases.
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Renegade release groups convert the film into a computer file and may also black out studio identifiers. The groups, such as Centropy or OBUS, then make the movies available online after adding their own special logos for bragging rights
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