piracy (2)

GC: n

S: UNESCO – http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=39397&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html (last access: 31 August 2015); OSU – https://ocio.osu.edu/itsecurity/buckeyesecure/copyright-and-piracy (last access: 31 August 2015).

N: 1. Early 15c., from Medieval Latin piratia, from Greek peirateia “piracy,” from peirates (see pirate (n.)).
2. piracy (copyright crime), act of illegally reproducing or disseminating copyrighted material, such as computer programs, books, music, and films. Although any form of copyright infringement can and has been referred to as piracy, this article focuses on using computers to make digital copies of works for distribution over the Internet.

S: 1. OED – https://bit.ly/2VaniEp (last access: 20 February 2019). 2. EncBrit – http://global.britannica.com/topic/piracy-copyright-crime (last access: 31 August 2015).


CR: buccaneer, cracker, freebooter, hijacker, letter of marque, piracy, pirate, privateer.