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"piracy" in British English

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piracynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpaɪ.rə.si/  us   /ˈpaɪr.ə.si/
  • piracy noun [U] (MOVIES/MUSIC)

the ​act of ​illegallycopying a ​computerprogram, ​music, a ​film, etc. and ​selling it: software/​video piracy

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(Definition of piracy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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piracynoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɑɪ·rə·si/
  • piracy noun [U] (SEA THIEF)

the ​practice of ​attacking and ​stealing from ​ships at ​sea
(Definition of piracy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"piracy" in Business English

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piracynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpaɪərəsi/
IT, LAW the ​act of ​illegallycopyingcomputerprograms, recordings, films, etc. to ​sell them at much ​cheaperprices: 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 ​videomarkets 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.
(Definition of piracy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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