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 researchers state, "Our findings indicate that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital format.
Specific topics covered include white collar hacking, movie and music piracy, hacker's autism-spectrum quotient and the social dynamics of technology-driven crime.
London, June 22 (ANI): A new music download website has come up with a way to tackle music piracy and to help charities by launching what the founders have described as "ethical music downloading".
She said: "I think music piracy is having a dangerous effect on British music, but some really rich and successful artists like Nick Mason from Pink Floyd and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead don't seem to think so.
A Minnesota woman was found liable for copyright infringement by a federal jury in the first music piracy case to go to trial.
POLICE today swooped on a Teesside home to crack a suspected international music piracy scam worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
A spokesman said: "Online music piracy is selfish, illegal and damaging.
A judgment like this against is one of the most important achievements yet in the fight against music piracy.
Pirated music in the form of CDs is widespread throughout much of Asia, while online music piracy is also thought to be rife in South Korea and Taiwan.
WASHINGTON - As Hollywood battles movie and music piracy, members of Congress are jockeying to position themselves as leaders in the fight by creating informal policy teams known as caucuses.
Music piracy, lacklustre demand and the disruptive effect of restructuring at EMI all hit home.
ENTERTAINER Robbie Williams, who, conversely, is in favour of music piracy.