What is Piracy ?

A short note on Piracy

The term piracy originally meant robbing a ship at sea by pirates. However, it is now also used to define the illegal use of a work that has been copyrighted by others. Therefore, piracy means infringement of copyright.

People engage in piracy because of the following reasons.

  • High prices of the original work.
  • Unavailability of the original work.
  • Restriction on the use of work outside a region or a country.

Some of the pirated work generally available online for download or available for sale in markets are computer software, movies, music CDs, mobile applications, etc.