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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.
CAV Warner Home Entertainment was established to address China's enormous consumer demand and growing appetite for legitimate alternatives to poor quality pirated goods.
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.
In October, Philadelphia law enforcement officials staged a major raid on the city's most prolific piracy haven, 52nd Street, arresting 10 suspects and confiscating approximately 5,000 pirated and counterfeit CDs.
We still have concerns about China being a market for pirated product, but we think permanent normal trade relations is an answer for that.
The prevalence of high-speed Internet, and the availability of pirated games on websites and peer-to-peer networks, have made downloading pirated games relatively easy and widespread," said Steve Weinstein, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision's Entertainment Technologies Group.
BORDER ENFORCEMENT China is beefing up its customs operations to halt shipment of pirated material to third countries.
Factory production and distribution of pirated PC and console games, often undertaken by organized criminal syndicates, remains a leading concern for all industries that make copyrighted works available on optical media such as CDs and DVDs.
Two months ago, during the area's largest recent seizure, the Mexican Attorney General captured 20,000 pirated Game Boy Advance cartridges in Manzanillo.
Pirated software on the Web may be free, but it comes at a huge price to corporations.