noun (piracies, -)
- (nautical) robbery, Robbery at sea; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
- A similar act of robbery, 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.
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