Piracy


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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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There is usually no guilt when it comes to the crime of piracy because it feels like a crime that robs no one of nothing.
There is no such issue of piracy that we have to curtail anyway.
It is said that had the foreign fishing trawlers not depleted the local fishing stocks - piracy would not have taken over as a favoured method of earning by these people.
Being held at JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, the conference will see 600 senior government officials, maritime officials and industry leaders discuss the threat of piracy and ways to tackle the issue that costs the world economy billions of dirhams every year.
The piracy data is provided by Bergen Risk Solutions and is based on intelligence from several recognized and authoritative sources on sea piracy.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko also attributed the drop in piracy off the coast of Somalia to the deployment of the foreign and Kenyan navy forces along the Indian Ocean coastline.
While much of the global concern surrounding marine piracy is a result of the outbreak in the Horn of Africa, the origins of contemporary piracy were evident several decades earlier.
The conference participants include foreign ministers, senior government officials, military officers, executives of global maritime-sector companies, and leading experts who will present papers on efforts to combat maritime piracy.
By helping to fund Somali schools, hospitals, and businesses, the UAE hopes to give kids an alternative and aims to "get to the root causes of piracy", the two-day International Piracy Conference in Dubai will hear.
We are not under any illusion that short-term measures can wipe piracy out," said Dr Bredima, insisting on long-term strategies combining capacity building in failed states and direct economic incentives offering credible livelihood alternatives to piracy, together with the proper education of youth, in order to deter them from constantly "feeding" pirates in men.
8) On July 7, 2010, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment, with Count One charging defendants with piracy in violation of 18 U.
The main characteristic of the modern piracy is that it is usually carried out on the frequent maritime routes and that is not directed to breach interests of some particular country, it is oriented to all ships equally regardless of their territorial affiliation (Pospisil, 2012).