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Pirate

1. A person who commits robbery at sea. Piracy is one of the world's oldest crimes and is a risk in international trade. Captured pirates generally are tried in military courts. A company may insure against injury or loss of goods due to piracy.

2. A person who engages in the act or practice of making illegal copies of copyrighted material. For example, printing copies of a book without the author's or publisher's permission may be piracy because neither receives any compensation for sales. Piracy is a major issue in online commerce. It is common, for instance, for a private user to upload a video to a website and even profit from views of that video without permission from or compensation to the copyright owners. The best way to prevent or prosecute this form of piracy remains a controversial issue.
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When it comes to awareness around the legality of pirating video content, the survey showed that nearly a third of all consumers in MENA (29% in GCC and 30% in Egypt) don't know whether it is illegal to share or produce pirated video content.
But instead, the vendor went with its 'Play It Safe' campaign, which was released in tandem with the IDC survey titled 'The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software.'
"We're coining the Play It Safe campaign as a way of raising awareness -- alerting consumers and businesses who are using pirated software of two things; either that they're using pirated software knowingly but don't know about the risks, or that they they're using pirated software without even knowing it's pirated in the first place and think there is no risk," says Coutro.
It's no secret that many consumers and businesses purchase and download pirated software purposely as a way of saving money, and the survey revealed that 33 percent of the software downloaded by businesses came already infected with viruses such as malware and botnets.
Coutro says that 45 percent of pirated software is now downloaded from the internet, 78 percent of which was already infected with viruses.
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Although "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" did not make the list of most pirated films of 2012, it's predecessor, 2011's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" did, coming in as the tenth most pirated movie of 2012.
While plenty of films made over $200 million domestically, only two of the top grossing movies of 2012, "The Avengers" and "The Dark Night Rises," made the list of most pirated movies of 2012.