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copy +‎ party



copyparty (plural copyparties)

  1. (demoscene) An event where people meet to swap software (often pirated copies of commercial releases), a forerunner of the demoparty.
    • 2008, Tara McPherson, Digital youth, innovation, and the unexpected, page 193:
      Extensive documentation on the history of copyparties and demoparties has been lovingly preserved by the demoscene itself.
    • 2015 July 16, Gideon Lewis-Kraus And Photographs By Franck Bohbot, “Power in Numbers”, in New York Times[1]:
      DreamHack began in 1994, in the basement of a nearby elementary school, as a small, local subvariant of what was then called a ‘‘copyparty’’ — pre-broadband occasions to share software or demonstrate flashy offlabel uses of early home computers.