What is another word for piracy?

Pronunciation: [pˈa͡ɪ͡əɹəsˌi] (IPA)

Piracy is the act of stealing or using someone else's creative works such as music, movies, and software without permission. It's a serious offense that is punishable by law. However, there are several synonyms for the word piracy that can be used interchangeably. These include copyright infringement, counterfeiting, bootlegging, theft of intellectual property, and illegal downloading. Each of these terms conveys the same meaning as piracy but may carry different nuances depending on the context. Regardless of the terminology used, it's important to recognize that pirating creative works is illegal and can have serious consequences, both for the individuals who engage in it and for the larger creative industries they are stealing from.

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Usage examples for Piracy

Would not our captors sooner throw us overboard, than be taken in the fact of piracy and kidnapping on the high seas?
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
But he had postponed his own private piracy too long.
William McFee
The ubiquitous Phoenicians, who are considered to have been the earliest of the commercial tribes, were by no means entirely free from the charge of piracy, which seems to have been almost universal upon this central sea in the earlier and middle ages.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Piracy

  • The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
    John Bruton
  • It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
    Steve Jobs
  • Fight piracy; don't squash innovation.
    Joe Krauss
  • Media companies, under the guise of piracy, are asking congress to give them more control over fair use. Hollywood wants to control innovation.
    Joe Krauss
  • Warner Bros. has talked about going out with low-cost DVDs simultaneously in China because piracy is so huge there. It will be a while before bigger movies go out in all formats; in five years, everything will.
    Steven Soderbergh

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