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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His family also claim Thicke's 2011 song Love After War amounts to "unlawful copying" of his 1976 track After The Dance.
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.