Definitions of "piracy"
  1. The act of robbers stealing on the high seas (open waters)
  2. Illegally copying, distributing, or using a person's or company's creation, like a film, without proper authorization, often in violation of copyright laws
  3. Illegally accessing, intercepting, or receiving encoded communications, such as satellite cable programs, typically to evade paying usage fees
  4. The act of committing illegal activities categorized as 'piracy'
How to use "piracy" in a sentence
  1. Counterfeit DVDs are a common example of piracy that violates copyright laws.
  2. The capture of the cargo ship by the pirates was a notorious act of piracy.
  3. Individuals who hack satellite communications to bypass paid subscriptions are committing piracy.

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