an·​ti-pi·​ra·​cy ˌan-tē-ˈpī-rə-sē How to pronounce anti-piracy (audio)
variants or less commonly antipiracy
: opposing or acting to prevent piracy
anti-piracy laws
The record industry rejected the report immediately. "It flies in the face of reality," says an anti-piracy lawyer at one of the major labels.Damien Cave
… an antipiracy tool that prevents users from installing software on unauthorized systems.Philip Michaels

Examples of anti-piracy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The navy rescued 17 crew members of the vessel MV Ruen during an anti-piracy operation lasting nearly two days, according to an Indian Navy news release, with no casualties reported. Brad Lendon, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 The executive also said the anti-piracy body worked with Cavea Plus, which is part of ACE and operates across Caucasus region and confirmed that the two websites are completely offline. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 1 Nov. 2023 There's also some evidence that Capcom's in-house anti-tamper technology in Resident Evil 8 resulted in stuttering that was not present in a cracked version, highlighting another potential cost of anti-piracy technology. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 1 Nov. 2023 Indeed, one host of the database took it offline following a complaint from a Danish anti-piracy organization. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2023 Before each film is an anti-piracy warning against recording the movie. Odie Henderson,, 12 Sep. 2023 To that point, one small Danish anti-piracy group is on a mission to wipe Books3 from the internet. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 4 Sep. 2023 China maintains that the Djibouti base supports its anti-piracy and humanitarian missions in Africa and West Asia. Brad Lendon, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 In the late 1990s, Seiler moved away from film financing and production and became deeply involved with anti-piracy technology. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-piracy was in 1858

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“Anti-piracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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