pirate

Definitions

General English

  • noun a person who makes illegal copies of things such as books or videos
  • verb to make an illegal copy of something such as a book, disk or design

Commerce

  • noun a person who copies a patented invention or a copyright work and sells it

Computing

  • verb to manufacture copies of an original copyrighted work illegally

Information & Library Science

  • verb to copy a patented or copyright work and sell it without permission

Law

  • noun somebody who attacks a ship at sea to steal cargo
  • noun somebody who copies a patented invention or a copyright work and sells it

Media Studies

  • noun somebody who broadcasts television or radio programmes illegally
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