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How is Cambridge tackling piracy?

Cambridge is committed to tackling piracy in all its forms by working closely with industry bodies, anti-piracy service providers, and enforcement agencies to deal with intellectual property infringement throughout the world and to minimise its impact on our authors and our business.

Piracy is the unauthorised and unlicensed reproduction of content that is protected by copyright law (save where certain copyright exceptions apply) and may take the form of physical or digital piracy.

Physical piracy includes counterfeit copies or photocopied books that are distributed or sold either in physical or online stores such as on online marketplaces, while digital piracy usually involves distributing electronic copies of publications on file sharing sites, social media platforms and online forums without the copyright owner’s permission. Technology has made file sharing easier than ever as pirates are able to tap into or manipulate existing technologies to make content available to all who want it, whilst making it increasingly difficult to identify and put a stop to the perpetrators behind it. 

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