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DefinitionEdit

Piracy is the

[u]nauthorized duplication on a commercial scale of a copyrighted work with the intention to defraud the rights holder.[1]

Overview Edit

"Use of the term 'piracy' in the context of copyright infringement traces back to the early development of the publishing industry in England.[2]

References Edit

  1. The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age, at 26.
  2. See Justin Hughes, "Copyright and the Incomplete Historiographies: Of Privacy, Privatization, and Thomas Jefferson," 79 S. Cal. L. Ref. 993, 1009-10 (2006).

See also Edit

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