Piracy

(redirected from Maritime terrorism)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Piracy

1. Robbery committed 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. 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.
References in periodicals archive ?
He concludes that, in studying maritime violence, a broad spectrum of actors, motives, and tactics are apparent; that no comprehensive record of maritime terrorism is available; that the response by international organizations and governments has been weak; and finally, that the cumulative impact of maritime terrorism has been "rather serious.
China has also ratified the two 1988 documents (the SUA Convention and Protocol) against maritime terrorism, and has participated in activities relating to piracy, which were sponsored by relevant international organizations such as the IMO.
Today, however, because of the threat of maritime terrorism, the need for advanced, specialized, and tactical training of these officers has become far more critical.
However, the NATO program does not cover regions of the world where piracy and maritime terrorism incidents are most frequent.
terrorism expert Brian Jenkins, however, said here that he believes terror threats in the Malacca Straits and maritime terrorism in general are largely exaggerated.
He also spoke on narco trafficking, gun running, human smuggling and incidents of maritime terrorism that had made the region more volatile than ever before.
The volume is divided into sections covering the historical and contemporary market in private maritime security services, private anti-piracy efforts in the private sector, privatization of coast guard services, and private security responses to maritime terrorism.
In support of Pakistan Governments policies against piracy and maritime terrorism, this ship will mainly be deployed for coalition patrols and anti-piracy operations.
Readers will be hard pressed to find a more methodical and better researched book on piracy and maritime terrorism.
We are living in a world of uncertainty, conflict, threats from maritime terrorism, piracy, narcotics, smuggling and low-intensity conflict, perpetrated by state in some cases and with non-state players in others, are on the rise," Antony said.
Maritime terrorism has emerged as a formidable threat in the world, targeting both civilian and naval vessels in NATO's area of operations.

Full browser ?