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pirate

(Reproduce without authorization), verb adopt and pass off as one's own, appropriate, borrow dishonestly, copy, counterfeit, crib, help oneself to, make use of without permission, plagiarize, purloin, steal, take illegally

pirate

(Take by violence), verb commit piracy, commit robbery, despoil, lay hold of, loot, pillage, plunder, rifle, rob, sack, seize, spoil, spoilate, steal, take by force, thieve
See also: abduct, confiscate, copy, criminal, hijack, hold up, impropriate, loot, pillage, plagiarize, plunder, poach, prey, rob, seize, spoil, steal, thief

PIRATE. A sea robber, who, to enrich himself by subtlety or open force, setteth upon merchants and others trading by sea, despoiling them of their loading, and sometimes bereaving them of life and, sinking their ships; Ridley's View of the Civ. and Eccl. Law, part 2, c. 1, s. 8; or more generally one guilty of the crime of piracy. Merl. Repert. h.t. See, for the etymology of this word, Bac. Ab. Piracy

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Releasing its annual activity report, the ystanbul Police Department stated it has dealt a deathblow to the gangs dealing in the sale and distribution of pirated and counterfeit merchandise in ystanbul with successful operations in recent years.
5 billion in revenue last year from movies being pirated and sold on the streets.
Gay consumers still buy pirated CDs as fast as they hit the shelves.
Additional measures have included intensified patrols and searches of pirated materials at stores, warehouses, railway stations, harbors and airports; an anti-piracy hotline to report the production or sale of pirated materials; and strict enforcement of existing anti-piracy laws.
Deputies said Calvin told them he was selling pirated movies and music to support his family.
Under this bill, a copyright owner can't send a virus to P2P pirates, can't remove any files on the pirate's computer and can't even remove files that include the pirated works,'' he said.
WASHINGTON -- The illegal copying and trafficking of pirated music has become increasingly sophisticated in the past year, according to new data and analysis released today by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its annual record of "commercial piracy" (non-Internet) statistics and enforcement efforts.
Once the world's largest producer and exporter of pirated compact discs, software and videos, China has created a set of trademark laws modeled after those found in the United States.
The surveys(1) of 6,000 Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 users show that 21% of gamers play pirated games, but 73% would have bought the game within one month if a free version had not been readily available.
In three final days of round-the-clock talks, with Monday's deadline for the American sanctions looming, the Chinese agreed to new measures to ban the reproduction and sale of pirated intellectual property.
Syndicates operating in Malaysia remain the world's number one manufacturer and exporter of factory-produced, pirated optical disc product.
A dominant theme in this year's report is the influence of organized criminal enterprises in piracy and counterfeiting operations that account for the production of millions of pirated products, including pirated PC, console and handheld games.