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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Actiontec released the product in the wake of lawsuits filed earlier this month by the Recording Industry Association of America against 261 individuals, including a 12-year-old New York honors student, for potential illegal music downloading.
NAPSTER may have been beaten to a pulp by the bully-boy recording industry, but swapping illegal music files on the internet lives on.
He applauded schools that have recently taken steps to address Internet use and downloading digital works in the wake of recent media attention around illegal music file-sharing activities on campus.
The article went on to say that "the Recording Industry of America has filed suit seeking $150,000 per song" to halt the illegal music trading.
FINDING illegal music on the internet may be a doddle, but it's just as easy to discover illegal books.
Recent events have highlighted the problems facing the music industry and its artists as a result of piracy and illegal music downloads from the net," said Karen Loraine, CEO Compass Global Media.
But analysts warn pirated CDs and illegal music downloads will continue to hit sales of the music industry.
The seasonality of physical music purchasing may have a halo effect on illegal music acquisition as consumers download tracks from new releases or make compilations from the flood of new music released in 4th quarter of 2003.
The likes of Sony and EMI are falling to their knees and begging us not to download illegal music.
Cobion, a provider of content security for email and URL blocking, has seen the number of Internet hosts that provide both legitimate and illegal music downloading jump by 114% over a 12-month period.
iTunes' launch followed the boom in illegal music download sites.