Piracy vs Plagiarism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between piracy and plagiarism

is that piracy is (nautical) robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it while plagiarism is (uncountable) the act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.

piracy

English

Noun

  • (nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
  • How shoud the international community respond to Somali piracy ?
  • A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft.
  • The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law (e.g. copying software unlawfully).
  • The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station.
  • Synonyms

    * (breaking intellectual property law by making unauthorized copies) bootlegging, file sharing

    See also

    * pirate * pirate radio

    plagiarism

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.
  • Even if it's not illegal, plagiarism is usually frowned upon.
    Copy from one, it's plagiarism . Copy from two, it's research.
  • (uncountable) Text or other work resulting from this act.
  • The novel was awash in plagiarism , with entire passages lifted verbatim.