Definition of 'piracy'
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This comes on top of the millions spent combating piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their management said that it would avoid illegal piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Internet providers will issue warnings to users accused of online piracy. The Sun (2009)The serious charge of piracy hangs heavily over the group. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He argues that piracy and digital downloads have blunted the ability of music giants to set prices. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lawyers agree that it now has much of the legal framework in place to tackle piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hollywood is impatient for the transition because it will cut distribution costs and help to combat piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Eight suspects have been charged with piracy. The Sun (2009)Cracking down on digital piracy will be one of the hardest tasks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The price of Somali piracy is rising fast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In any case, the larger problem of piracy and illegal downloading has not gone away. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What it wants is immediacy of access, which is one reason online piracy is thriving. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is the insurance industry a hidden cause of the growth of Somali piracy? Times, Sunday Times (2012)How did we take action to tackle piracy off Somalia? The Sun (2016)Meanwhile, the spectre of online piracy lurks ominously over the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While digital piracy is a minor problem for the book industry, it will grow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It claimed $1 billion for the alleged online piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will focus on the need for political will, legal clarity and military capability to combat piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The government has been pressing BT and rivals to offer music services to combat piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Either they don't know or don't care that web piracy is illegal. The Sun (2012)Two draft laws aiming to combat online piracy are backed by Hollywood, music and business chiefs. The Sun (2012)He forced through measures against video piracy and ended the fixed quota of British films to be screened in British cinemas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The new measures have been given added urgency by the increase in piracy off the Somali coast in the past 12 months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'piracy'
British English: piracy NOUN
at sea Piracy is robbery at sea carried out by pirates.
Seven of the fishermen have been formally charged with piracy.
British English: piracy NOUN
DVD You can refer to the illegal copying of things such as DVDs and computer programs as piracy.
...protection against piracy of books, films, and other intellectual property.
Definition of piracy from the Collins English Dictionary
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