copying copying  /ˈkɑ pi ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an act of copying

Usage(s):

  1. This acceptance of copying has helped devalue Vietnamese art, since collectors are never sure if they are buying the real thing.
  2. Last month a Federal Court of Appeals declared Grokster and Morpheus as legal as a VCR or a Xerox copy machine, whose legitimate copying uses outweigh illegitimate ones.
  3. One by one, then hundreds by hundreds, people started downloading the video, e-mailing it, linking to it, sharing it, copying it and reuploading it.

News

  1. Charlie Sheen calls Farrah Abraham 'desperate' with 'tranny boobs' after text messages leak

    Charlie Sheen is spitting mad at Farrah Abraham for leaking their flirtatious text messages, so the "Anger Management" star repaid the favor in kind by apparently carbon copying TMZ on his hateful rejection letter -- sent via SMS, of course.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Facebook Adds #Hashtags

    The social network is copying the idea from Twitter.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Datamation

  3. Apple iOS 7: Removing the obstacle of user interface

    Some have accused Apple of copying the user experience of its competitors for the latest version of its mobile OS. Some are complaining that the changes are too drastic, or have not gone far enough. The reality is that the future of computing has one ultimate and common goal, which is to eliminate the user interface altogether.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ZDNet

Quotes

  1. In 1997, romance novelist Janet Dailey acknowledged taking material from Roberts, saying that "my essentially random and non-pervasive acts of copying are attributable to a psychological problem that I never even suspected I had."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Nora Roberts Source: USA Today

  2. "I have had a lot of calls from councils around the country about the possibility of copying what we are trying to do," said Essex County Council leader Lord Hanningfield. "This is exactly what local government should be doing. Identifying...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Paul White, Baron Hanningfield Source: Chorley Guardian

  3. Andrea Pirotti, executive director of ENISA, commented: "Business in Europe must realise that printing and copying is not as safe as when Gutenberg started printing 540 years ago. Crucial company assets and confidential data is at stake as even...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Andrea Source: Register

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