1. A Catalyst for change.

2. The theft of ones personal property for reselling to profit.

Originating from early sailors called pirates who plundered other vessels for their goods. Todays, pirates are known also as downloaders and/or hackers (as the news media would have the general public think). Frowned upon by society, piracy has become rampant in scale via the internet and has forced authorities to arrest and prosecute the very same thing people have been doing with printing press, vcr and tape recorder since the 1920s.
In todays new, a 13 year old girl in her grandparent's home was arrested for online piracy
by JesuSlaveX August 20, 2004
Image you could had anything you wanted for free, anywhere, anytime, as much as you want, pissing off corporative sluts in the process, without needing a gun.

Now imagine you are not a spoiled rich kid like in the above example and you didn't had to ask your fathers for everything, but instead, just turning up your computer and getting a p2p program, that's Piracy baby, it's illegal since they can't tax you.
I can't believe i got 100gbs of music, videogames and movies and didn't payed a single penny, i feel bad for those multi-millionarie bussiness mans, but oh well, piracy has it cons.
by HackItUp June 01, 2010
to prevent 'intellectual and cultural expressions' from ever reaching the shores of the public domain by continually extending copyright legislation be means of lies, false statistics, propaganda and celebrity-driven campaigning, the duping of gullible or complicit politicians and bribery.
Thanks to continual piracy from various parliaments and lobbying organisations, songs like 'Happy Birthday' and films like Mickey Mouse still have not passed into the public domain.
by mikes_pseudonym November 18, 2009
An unintended consequence of tormenting clients with DRM
I paid for this software. WTF is this DRM shit slowing software load times and impairing MY use of MY hardware. I wonder if it has been cracked.... oh good, now I can use my software without this gay drm fucking me. Thanks piracy!

DRM rapes users turning them to piracy for relief

Piracy liberates software of shitty code for paying clients

Piracy that deprives the producer of just compensation, however, is wrong.
by FSCK drm January 13, 2012
The act of illegally downloading software. Mostly caused by the fact that corporations are greedy and charge too much. And by the fact that it's almost impossible to find official releases of video games, DVDs and other software outside of Canada, the US, EU and a few other countries.
Dammit, I can't find that DVD in any store, piracy here I come.
What?! 79$ for 30 minute movie?! Fuck that, I prefer piracy.
by Ze Georgian September 01, 2014
The downloading or copying one a copyrighted item. Piracy is achieved through the use of P2P programs, such as Kazaa, Direct Connect, WinMX, BitTorrent, or etc. However, there are a few websites that legitimately offers pirated items.

Through piracy, everything short of nourishment and clothing can be achieved. You can pirate books, music, video games, movies, or software. However, there are a series of argument pertaining to piracy. Such arguments are:

1) Industries - Those bastards are stealing money from us. If we could stop piracy, prices would go down enormously and there would be more jobs due to more demand!

2) Pirates - If we couldn't pirate, we wouldn't buy your overpriced crap anyway! Who the hell is gonna pay $600+ for Photoshop or $200+ for new Windows OS? And "there will be more jobs", my ass! You'll most likely outsource jobs to India for more profit!

3) Litigious Jerk Offs - We'll have those pirating bastards on their knees in no time, but first, we have to find out the age of those we sue! Those goddamn idiotic American people gets all giddy eye every time we sue a little boy for downloading 50 Cent. If we don't, he's going to grow up to be a serial killer!

Basically, the argument boils down to the industries wanting more profit, pirates wanting to spend less, and litigious jerk offs wanting to make more money by suing everyone. So far, the industries are still making enormous profit because the vast majority of people don't know how to pirate. The pirates are still pirating because piracy is virtually impossible to stop. And the jerk offs had been blasted for suing several wrong people, but they managed to scare a lot of people off of Kazaa.
In the end, nothing changes.
by BusinessMan July 04, 2005
Something - such as a situation, or an action - that generally sucks or blows.
wtf?! I'm missing my show because of some breaking news crap? That's piracy!
by kyanwan April 27, 2005

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