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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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The sale of pirated schoolbooks has also decreased; 2 million schoolbooks were seized during 2011 operations, while only 100,000 books have been seized this year.
Producing pirated music is not victimless crime,'' stated Brad Buckles, the RIAA's executive vice president of anti-piracy.
But the music on pirated compilations does not typically come from mainstream chart toppers like Lopez and Martin.
Calvin was being held at the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles without bail on suspicion of possession of pirated material and possession of an ounce and a half of marijuana.
We still have concerns about China being a market for pirated product, but we think permanent normal trade relations is an answer for that.
BORDER ENFORCEMENT China is beefing up its customs operations to halt shipment of pirated material to third countries.