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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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Real Pirates" personally relates to patrons by sharing the stories of four members of the Whydah crew--people who ended up on the same pirate ship for very different reasons--such as John King, the youngest-known pirate onboard; he was believed to be under 11 years old at the time of the shipwreck.
Being on a pirate ship was like one big rugby tour, going from port to port to get drunk and pick up women;
This story tells of Jacky's exciting adventures on the pirate ship Dolphin.
30am to 3pm including pirate ships and bouncy castles.
The pirate ships are similar in size and style with a few differentiating characteristics.
There will be workshops in circus skills, bizarre bikes, diablo skills, plate spinning, rodeo bulls, inflatable slides and pirate ships.
The youngsters spent the day making pirate ships and taking part in a massive treasure hunt.
Archeologists say the hunt is on for at least two other lost pirate ships, promising to redouble the light already being shed on a class of legendary figures cloaked in centuries of myths and misconceptions.
The PlayStation 2 console and PC matches take place in 23 unique stadiums centered around environments such as mystery islands, snowy valleys, medieval castles, pirate ships, cowboy forts and outer space.
on the other hand, is a whole new type of game, that has a 3D look of its own with its Caribbean blue-green waters that show layers upon layers of depth, and speedy little pirate ships that would make any peg-legged pirate captain envious.
Apart from the officers, a lot of the crew would be delighted to see a pirate ship and would not put up a fight.