Piracy


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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.
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Piracy information is displayed in different colours depending on the type of incident.
Kenya has indeed achieved some milestones in the fight against piracy.
The third involves the strategies for the pre-emption of piracy, which is a far more difficult task since it attempts to keep "pirates" from becoming pirates in the first place.
The papers reflect diverse viewpoints including developing a sustainable maritime strategy for Somalia and engaging West African leaders to unite against piracy in their region, private sector contributions, and the use of a model to develop counter-piracy capabilities advocated by the UAE to close specific capability gaps and target assistance where it can have the greatest impact.
The UAE is also putting money into drought and flood relief so that Somalis are not forced into piracy because of the country's disastrous economy.
11) Defendants timely appealed their piracy convictions, again asserting that simply opening fire at the USS Nicholas did not constitute piracy.
There is a lot of supporting organisations that are involved in development of protections against piracy and the major are following: The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), The International Group of P&I Clubs (IGP&I), ICC International Maritime Bureau (1MB) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) (www.
It signalled a transformative moment in the maritime sector's engagement with the international community on counter-piracy, as a number of maritime companies donated funds to the United Nations' Trust Fund for initiatives to counter piracy off the coast of Somalia.
SIIA's Corporate Anti-Piracy Program is fueled by people who do the right thing and tell us about software and content piracy in the workplace," Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Intellectual Property.
Piracy consists of copying and/or distributing unlicensed copies of music or software productions.
Globally, the piracy has gone up to 41% and worldwide losses grew upto $53 Billion.
Though past studies seem to demonstrate a decline in piracy beginning in 2004, 2007 data show a possible turnaround.