(2) The collection of software and servers used to distribute music, videos and other copyrighted material illegally. Before the Internet became popular, the dark Web was small and distribution was by floppy disk or tape. Today, the Internet enables copies of copyrighted material to be sent to millions of people around the world within days.
The Dark Web is defined as a collection of websites that can be viewed publically even though the IP address of the website's server is hidden. The information is anonymous and untraceable unless special software is used.
An example of the Dark Web is Silk Road, a website for the buying and selling of recreational drugs.