Examples of piracy in a Sentence
piracy on the high seas
many countries have harsh penalties for piracy now
Recent Examples of piracy from the Web
The United States contends that China’s policies requiring foreign companies to share technology with Chinese partners and its weaker patent protections leave US intellectual property vulnerable to theft and piracy.
Elsewhere to the north of Darwin, terrorism and piracy in the waters of the southern Philippines and eastern Indonesia pose security challenges, while North Korea’s missile program keeps U.S. allies in Asia in a constant state of readiness.
The island nation's capital, Willemstad, was founded by the Dutch West India Company in the early 17th century, its natural harbor making an ideal port for commerce, shipping — and piracy.
Even the sale of the Japanese chain for $120 million couldn't stop the bleeding as, in addition to debt, loss leader pricing from big box stores, digital piracy and the debut of iTunes all weighed in on Tower’s problems.
The term, also sometimes referenced to as piracy, isn't unique to bald eagles—it's seen in many animals, from mammals to mollusks—but bald eagles have made a name for themselves doing it.
Attempts in Britain to block piracy websites have proved easy to circumvent, via virtual private networks (which hide what is passing through an internet connection) and proxy sites (which disguise a user’s eventual destination).
Muso is at the forefront of digital piracy protection and are experts in the business intelligence insights that can be gleaned from it.
Nearly two decades after online piracy forced the closure of CD stores and record labels, music companies today have the financial wherewithal to try their hands in filmmaking.
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PIRACY Defined for English Language Learners
: the act of attacking and stealing from a ship at sea
: the act of illegally copying someone's product or invention without permission
: the act of illegally making television or radio broadcasts
PIRACY Defined for Kids
- software piracy
- the statute's purpose is to proscribe the piracy of programming signals
- —United States v. Harrell, 983 F.2d 36 (1993)
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