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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Complaint Alleges Micro Systemation's Unlawful Copying and Integration of Cellebrite Intellectual Property in Micro Systemation's Products
When someone purchases a book, a music CD or a videogame cartridge, the purchaser's right to use this item is limited; the copyright owner can still prevent unlawful copying of the underlying copyrighted work.
For example, it is the retained ownership of the copyright in computer software which enables companies like Microsoft to build an empire and prevent the unlawful copying and distribution of software.
The unlawful copying of CoStar photographs on the Internet could leave me without a job," said CoStar photographer Karen Dougherty.
There will be enhanced security features to hinder unlawful copying but, controversially, the vehicle owner will not be pictured and there are no plans to include the recording of mileage at resale.
one of Europe's largest social networking websites, against Facebook's allegation of unlawful copying of the "look and feel" of its website, and successfully enforcing a $600,000 judgment for a real estate company.
The measures the court has imposed on Rapidshare by this resolution provide needed safeguards to protect these titles in the future from unlawful copying and distribution, reduce downloading of infringing material, and prevent businesses like Rapidshare from profiting from unauthorized access to and illegal distribution of copyrighted works," stated Dr.