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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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The authors focused on the analysis of the first three aspects, meaning the perception of piracy and maritime terrorism by the environment (external image).
Speakers and attendants from academia, law enforcement agencies, navies and port officials as well as business reflect on new methodological approaches to maritime threats, new threats and challenges from piracy and maritime terrorism, and selected cases studies demonstrating different threats and different solutions.
Maritime terrorism requires huge amount of money as well as special skills to operate at sea, he added.
The attack on the French supertanker Limburg serves as a recent, and poignant, reminder of the potential of maritime terrorism. Apparently, a small boat, presumably packed with explosives, came alongside the Limburg off the coast of Yemen and soon after a large explosion rocked the ship.
Manama: Disaster management and combating maritime terrorism will be the focus of joint naval drills taking place this week between Bahrain and India.
Issues covered during the conference included maritime terrorism and the trafficking of narcotics, weapons, and people.
Phnom Penh, July 12 ( ANI ): Asserting that evolving asymmetric threats in the form of maritime terrorism, piracy and drug trafficking have made maritime security issues a strategic priority, External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Thursday welcomed the proposal for expansion of the ASEAN maritime forum.
The volume is divided into sections covering the historical and contemporary market in private maritime security services, private anti-piracy efforts in the private sector, privatization of coast guard services, and private security responses to maritime terrorism. Individual essays address topics such as commercial anti-piracy escorts in the Malacca Strait, private security, maritime protection and surveillance in Somaliland, and understanding modern maritime eco-extremism.
[18] Beckman R.C, The 1988 SUA Convention and 2005 SUA protocol: Tools to combat piracy, armed robbery and maritime terrorism. In: Herbert-Burns, R./Bateman, S./ Lehr, P.
Martime security experts said foremost among them is the growing threat of maritime terrorism, but there are also narcotics and arms trafficking as well as environmental challenges.
''The task of protecting sea lines of communication against maritime terrorism is an enormous and complex one.

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