Piracy; pirated goods

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An international crime consisting of acts of violence or depredation committed by private persons for private ends or profit on the high seas or in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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Abusive terms, used by those who know no better or who have vested interests in a strong intellectual property system, to describe the products of deliberate infringement. These terms are sometimes used more loosely to describe any acts right-holders object to: for example, when British copyright owners complained of U.S. copying of their books in the nineteenth century even though U.S. law permitted this activity.

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