Piracy vs Robbery - What's the difference?
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.
(nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
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.
- How shoud the international community respond to Somali piracy ?
* (breaking intellectual property law by making unauthorized copies) bootlegging, file sharing
* pirate radio
The act or practice of robbing.
(legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
(attempt of taking the property of another by threat) larceny
; 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)