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
Uncrewed vessels might be more vulnerable to piracy or even outright theft via remote hacking of a ship's control systems.
Both content companies and the US government have pursued increasingly aggressive anti-piracy strategies.
Plaintiffs are invoking the 1789 Alien Tort Statute, which was intended to punish piracy and injuries to ambassadors and rarely invoked for nearly two centuries.
But the downside of limiting distribution to a tiny fraction of potential viewers in the Internet age is piracy.
This more open, moderately decentralized system, however, comes with major piracy and security problems.
This report continues the turnaround for the Latin market in the U.S., which saw its first revenue growth in the U.S. in 2016 in more than a decade, with the RIAA largely blaming piracy for the 12-year decline.
Unfortunately, what’s being described sounds a whole lot like piracy.
Technology giant Microsoft is examining years of Louisville’s software usage, according to city officials, over a piracy dispute that could result in hefty fines.
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Origin and Etymology of piracy
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
PIRACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piracy 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
legal Definition of piracy
- 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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