Piracy

(redirected from Sea piracy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
What this year's pirate events have not done is make clear that sea piracy is far more widespread than just along the Somali coast.
11) Some cases handled in China are illustrated in Zou Keyuan, "Quelling Sea Piracy in East Asia: China's Domestic Endeavour and Regional Cooperation," Journal of International Maritime Law 10 no.
20 -- (BNA) The United Arab Emirates emphasizes its keenness on effective participation in supporting regional and international efforts in combating sea piracy, and armed robberies which target cargo ships and tankers, as part of the UAE's comprehensive national strategy for this purpose, the UAE permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ahmed Abdurrahman Al-Jarman asserted during the UN Security Council's open discussion of the negative impact of maritime piracy and armed robberies on international peace and security.
The sessions will focus on ensuring freedom of navigation and combating sea piracy, and protecting the marine environment and promoting ecotourism and fishery regimes in East Asia," said Basilio, who will chair the meetings.
Second, international efforts intend to combat terrorist challenges and sea piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
On the question of sea piracy, he said the joint panel would work out details as how to handle sea piracy in the Gulf of Aden and waters of the Indian subcontinent and its extended neighborhood.
The fleet started its mission of combating sea piracy in July 2011.
Asked how the threat of Somali sea piracy, which lurks just beyond Ethiopia's borders with Somalia and its proximity to the piracy-infested Gulf of Aden, could affect trade and investment opportunities, Haile said: "The problem of piracy is not only the problem of Ethiopia.
The country, whose economy is largely based on livestock export, is struggling to keep its youth away from the lures of sea piracy and terrorism due to the lack of job opportunities and finances.
Vice Admiral Chopra further said that sea piracy has become a major problem not only for India, but the entire world.
Mohammed bin Abdulkareem Al-Issa, Minister of Justice, said that the meeting will discuss the preparation of the draft operational mechanism of Riyadh Convention on judicial cooperation, the preparation of an Arab draft protocol on the fight against sea piracy, the justice systems and the development of the Council mechanisms.
MANAMA, Sep 2, 2010 (TUR) -- The new Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) Rear Admiral Sinan Ertugrul said Thursday sea piracy threatened not only regional economy but global economy as well.