The unauthorized use of a work that violates the owners copyrights (their rights to exclusive use of the work). For example, if a person bootlegs a movie from the theather are sells copies on the streets, they are infringing on the copyright of the person who owns the movie.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The unauthorized violation of a copyright owners exclusive rights in a work. Common examples include the illicit distribution of software or music, the adaptation of anothers work in one medium (such as a book or play) for use in another medium (such as a movie or CD-ROM), or the unauthorized public performance of a recording or film.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm