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piracy

noun [U] uk   /ˈpaɪ.rə.si/  us   /ˈpaɪr.ə-/

piracy noun [U] (SHIPS)

the act of attacking ships in order to steal from them: Piracy is alive and flourishing on the world's commercial sea lanes.

piracy noun [U] (MOVIES/MUSIC)

the act of illegally copying a computer program, music, a film, etc. and selling it: software/video piracy
Translations of “piracy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 水手, 海盜搶劫…
in Russian пиратство, нарушение авторского права…
in Turkish korsanlık, (film, müzik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水手, 海盗抢劫…
in Polish piractwo…
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