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piracy

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpaɪərəsi/
IT, LAW the act of illegally copying computer programs, recordings, films, etc. to sell them at much cheaper prices: combat/crack down on/stamp out piracy Recording companies continue their efforts to combat internet piracy. Despite a recent crackdown, levels of counterfeiting and piracy in the music and video markets remain unacceptably high. copyright/software/video piracy internet/digital/online piracy music/DVD/movie piracy
TRANSPORT the act of illegally attacking a ship and stealing from it: There are reports of another attempt at piracy off the northwestern coast.
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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