What is Piracy?

Piracy is a term often used to describe copyright infringement. The term refers to deliberate commercial or politically motivated infringement, such as

  • Unauthorised copying and distribution of media such as music and video and other creative content
  • Counterfeit goods – where the original goods are copied and represented as the original

Piracy and copyright infringement can incur fines and imprisonment if proven in court.

Our Dispute Resolution service page provides more information about copyright infringementlitigation and other IP infringement proceedings.

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