noun. ['ˈpaɪrəsi'] the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own.
- copyright infringement
Words that Rhyme with Piracy
Example sentences of the word piracy
1. Noun, singular or mass
These will most closely resemble the type of socks worn during the days of piracy.
Quotes containing the word piracy
1. It'll be the Internet and piracy that will kill film. There's a philosophy that the Internet should be free, but the reality is that piracy will destroy the film industry and film as an art form because it's expensive to make a movie. Maybe you'll have funky little independent movies, and it'll go back and then start up again some other way.
- Helen Mirren
2. Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course. Piracy, for example, is a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, but that doesn't mean we should all attack ships and steal their gold.
- Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
3. Inspiration vs. Plagiarism [10w] Inspiration is improving on another's idea;plagiarism is copy/paste piracy.
- Beryl Dov
noun. ['ˈpaɪrəsi'] hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.