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How do the publishers of dictionaries and atlases protect themselves from pirates who would copy their work?

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Frequently, publishers of both atlases and dictionaries will deliberately include false or made up information. For example, an atlas may include several intentional misspellings or locations that are just a bit off or include a made up name. The same is true for dictionaries. If a publisher believes a particular one has been pirated, the publisher will look for the false information. If it is there: it is an illegal copy.

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