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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THE man behind Britain's biggest domestic pirate CD and DVD racket has been hit with a confiscation order for pounds 31,054.
COPS have suspended an officer after a search linked him to an alleged pirate CD and DVD racket.
Many pirate CD makers are believed to operate in that area, according to the China Daily.
Purchasing a pirate CD or DVD and illegally downloading an MP3 file (without the rightholder's authorisation) are not always seen as "illegal activities".
BANGKOK Thailand's poor enforcement of intellectual property rights is attracting pirate CD producers from overseas.
Chinese authorities have closed 15 of the estimated 30 to 40 pirate CD plants, including three underground factories.
With these simple components, anyone can easily and inexpensively set up a pirate CD factory.
A MAN suspected of being at the heart of a massive pirate CD and DVD operation is now being investigated for benefits fraud.
It is now possible, as Michael Eisner, Disney's chairman, demonstrated at a US Senate hearing in February, to capture from the Internet a brand-new film, such as "Monsters Inc" or a current TV showHowever, the recording industry wants to reverse the trend, and called for optical disc regulations to control pirate CD manufacturing, particularly where production capacity far outstrips demand, including compulsory use of identifiers such as the Source Identification (SID) Code.
RELAXED: Stephen Reid jokes with police raiding his pirate CD shop; PIRATE KING: Police believe that John Croy, above, knocked out the thousands of counterfeit CDs seized at the Jolly Rodger shop, top right, run by Stephen Reid, right
In addition, pirate CD sales now exceed 500 million units per year, according to the IFPI.