Piracy vs Robbery - What's the difference?

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Piracy is a hyponym of robbery.


As nouns the difference between piracy and robbery

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 robbery is the act or practice of robbing.

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.
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  • 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

    robbery

    English

    Noun

    (robberies)
  • The act or practice of robbing.
  • (legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
  • Hypernyms

    (attempt of taking the property of another by threat) larceny

    Hyponyms

    ; attempt of taking the property of another by threat * piracy, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, highway robbery, mugging, carjacking, extortion, stick-up (slang), blagging (slang), steaming (slang)