piracy

Definitions

General English

  • noun the crime of attacking ships at sea and stealing what is in them
  • noun the illegal copying of things such as books, records or computer programs

Computing

  • noun the process of copying patented inventions or copyrighted works

Electronics

  • The unauthorized copying and subsequent use and/or sale of software with copyright protection. When purchasing a program, an individual or entity becomes a licensed user, and can usually make backup copies when possible. Also called software piracy.
  • The unauthorized copying and subsequent use and/or sale of material, such as that contained in a book or DVD, with copyright protection.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the act of illegally copying a piece of work under copyright

Law

  • noun the activity of copying patented inventions or copyright works

Media Studies

  • noun the illegal copying, distribution or broadcasting of copyright-protected media texts such as films, programmes, CDs etc
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