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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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Work is scheduled to start in the next two weeks and will include improved access, a climbing wall, scrambling net and pirate ship.
Wristbands offer access to more than 30 rides and attractions, including the Pirate Ship, an adrenaline-pumping, gravity-defying ride, guaranteed to cause a flutter in the toughest of stomachs - the only double pirate ship operating in the UK.
At the Dairy Queen we took a left and went up the hill, where we found the pirate ship once captained by One Eyed Willie.
A center spokesman said all 13 crew members were locked up in the cabins and the pirates steered the ship to waters off the southeast of Malaysia's Johor where another pirate ship was waiting for the transfer of the cargo.
It has the prerequisite exotic locale--Adrianople, Turkey--with native dances, colorful settings, a pirate ship, and glamorous costumes.
They sail off as the stranded pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, slowly tips, floods, and sinks into oblivion.
How would you like to be the captain of a pirate ship, sailing over the Caribbean Sea?
Youngsters from Skelton Primary have hoisted the mainsail on a new piece of playground equipment in the shape of a pirate ship - and it is already proving popular at playtime.
July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from PirateLand Family Camping Resort today announced that the vacation destination has opened a child-friendly Pirate Ship Splash Pool at the Pirate's Oasis Water Park.
Some of the pirates were sailing the stormy seas and walking the plank in the 'Black Pearl' pirate ship in the outdoor area.
We've got quite a chest full of treasures here, from fabulous ceiling lighting down to pirate ship beds.
When a pirate ship pulls up in Saul's front street, he and his mother set off with Captain Maverick and his crew, aboard the Golden Retriever, to find the Power of the Cranium at the Cerebellum Islands.