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Pirate

1. A person who commits robbery 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. A person who engages in 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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112) Consequently, shipowners will likely be reluctant to ensure PCASP adhere to even the spirit of these RUF absent legally binding domestic standards, especially when there is considerable room for interpreting what is necessary and reasonable when facing a piratical attack.
In addition, to be piratical, the act needs to be committed for private ends.
12) A piratical attack on an oil tanker, for instance, could feasibly cause an oil spill disaster.
Burg, in his book Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, writes of the piratical institution of "matelotage," in which one buccaneer was matched to a shipmate, each pledging mutual cooperation and companionship, with the understanding that if one died, all booty would go to the survivor.
Look, like Rochester's black piratical gaze, refusing her
A bit of sweet, a touch of sour, a hint of mint and some exotica (rum), this cocktail conjures all the piratical associations of throw-caution-to-the-wind wild times.
A lot of us remember that time very fondly,'' said Levy, who cultivates a somewhat piratical air with his black mane of tight curls and two silver hoops through his left earlobe.
Whilst Dampier was indeed 'a piratical adventurer and a man of science and letters', a 'lawless adventurer and an observer of plants, animals, peoples, winds and tides' (p.
Anne Tennant tells the story of Juan Bautista Antonelli, the preeminent military architect of the sixteenth century, who designed and built the monumental fortifications throughout the Caribbean that allowed Spain to counter the piratical attacks of other Europeans and to hold on to its newly won empire.
Within this envelope, Marmol Radziner's design, lit by large windows, draws on the site's piratical history (for Chiat\Day, 'pirate' is a symbol for rule-breakers and innovators), and ideas of flood, receding waters and stranded timbers.
Franchisors may not be able to use their own mark in other countries, either because of mere coincidence or, more likely, the piratical actions of "enterprising" businesspeople in other countries who read magazines and watch satellite television to spot likely candidates for expansion.
They are little short of a declaration that it would commit more piratical acts against DPRK trading cargo shops in the days ahead.