copyright infringement

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Noun1.copyright infringement - a violation of the rights secured by a copyright
plagiarisation, plagiarization, piracy, plagiarism - the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
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Supporting the European Commission's proposals, a parliament communique said: "This measure can have positive effects in terms of job creation and the fight against the underground economy", undermining illegal copying.
The amendment saying that illegal copying and distribution of ballots will be fined from 500 to 2,000 soms into the Administrative Responsibility Code.
A recent survey carried out by the British Software Alliance showed that a ten per cent drop in illegal copying of software could add over 13,000 jobs and millions of pounds in tax revenue to the UK economy.
Perhaps it's just me, but I haven't heard nearly as much in recent years about publisher concerns with illegal copying.
We work closely with the British Phonographic Institute (BPI) to deal with illegal copying of CDs and DVDs, and particularly with the Asian music industry as smaller producers have less capability of dealing with copyright issues.
2 billion worldwide last year -- more than $11 billion of which was lost to hard-goods piracy, including bootlegging and illegal copying.
A DVD and computer games retailer is calling for tougher action on piracy after claiming illegal copying played a big part in its first loss in 15 years.
According to the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) the illegal copying of books overseas may have cost the book industry as much as USD606m in 2005.
The term Digital Rights Management describes a wide range of technologies that are being developed to allow movies, music and other digital content to be accessed by users on the Internet while protecting that content from illegal copying and counterfeiting.
Authentication features help companies determine that an item is not counterfeit; illicit authentication features would be intended to facilitate illegal copying of movies, music, or computer programs.
Just as the music industry is fighting to shut down the illegal copying of music, Access Copyright is committed to stopping illegal copying activities of written material in print or electronic forms wherever they occur across Canada.
Also, Privilege will prevent software piracy by limiting the number of installations and the illegal copying of software.