hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it
plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation, piracy(noun)
the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft.
The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law (e.g. copying software unlawfully).
The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station.
the act or crime of a pirate
robbery on the high seas; the taking of property from others on the open sea by open violence; without lawful authority, and with intent to steal; -- a crime answering to robbery on land
Origin: [Cf. LL. piratia, Gr. . See Pirate.]
Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator. The term has been used throughout history to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents. Piracy is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of States. It is distinguished from privateering, which is authorized by national authorities and therefore a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors. Privateering is considered commerce raiding, and was outlawed by the Peace of Westphalia for signatories to those treaties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. Historically, offenders have usually been apprehended by military personnel and tried by military tribunals. In the 21st century, the international community is facing many problems in bringing pirates to justice.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An illegal act of violence, depredation (e.g., plundering, robbing, or pillaging), or detention in or over international waters committed for private ends by the crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft against another ship or aircraft or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Depredation without authority, or transgression of authority given, by despoiling beyond its warrant. Fixed domain, public revenue, and a certain form of government, are exempt from that character, therefore the Barbary States were not treated by Europe as such. The Court of Admiralty is empowered to grant warrants to commit any person for piracy, only on regular information upon oath. By common law, piracy consists in committing those acts of robbery and depredation upon the high seas, which, if committed on land, would have amounted to felony, and the pirate is deemed hostis humani generis.
The numerical value of piracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of piracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of piracy in a Sentence
My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy.
Piracy and mischief on international waterways aimed at making commercial shipping insecure will not go unanswered.
Once you see enough piracy, you are faced with two choices, one is deciding to fight it, and the other is deciding to go out [into the market] with it.
What we're really seeing right now is a focus around piracy and criminalization of certain IP activity. We're not even really seeing clarity around trade secrets.
Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in Persian Gulf is to uphold int' l maritime rules, uK must cease being an accessory to #EconomicTerrorism of The United States.
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- قرصنة, تزويرArabic
- pirateri, sørøveri, kapring, piratkopieringDanish
- Raubkopie, Raubdruck, Seeräuberei, Raubkopieren, PiraterieGerman
- merirosvous, piraattiradiotoiminta, kaappaus, piratismiFinnish
- piraterie, piratageFrench
- שוד יםHebrew
- kalózkodás, eltérítésHungarian
- 海賊版, パイレーツ, 著作権侵害, 偽版, 海賊Japanese
- 해적 행위, 해적질Korean
- нарушение авторского права, контрафакция, пиратская копия, пиратствоRussian
- piratkopiering, sjöröveriSwedish
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