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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒpiˌvaɪ.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑpiˌvaɪ.oʊ/
  • Hyphenation: co‧py‧vi‧o


Short for copyright violation.


copyvio (countable and uncountable, plural copyvios)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A violation of copyright laws: copyright infringement.
    • 2005 January 3, "ta bu shi da yu" (username), "Re: Wikipedia - Check pages for copied articles", in misc.transport.road, Usenet:
      My suggestion is to read to see our mechanism that deals with copyvios.
    • 2005 June 24, “TheoClarke” (username), in “Gun Quarter, Birmingham/Deleted history”, Wikipedia, quoted in Deleting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases, ICON Group International (2008), ISBN 978-0-546-68179-6, page 44:
      These are the edits made to this article before the deletion of versions that included copyvio.
    • 2007 February 1, "cpghost" (username), "Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server", in list.freebsd.questions, Usenet:
      Despite gazillions of copyvios, there are still valid and legitimate groups there which are not harmed in the least by this.
    • 2009 June 19, Jon Dowland <[email removed]>, “new freedoom packages for stable and oldstable to fix copyvio”, in linux.debian.devel.release, Usenet[1]: