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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from left, Agsharan Rajvarothyam, Daniel Haywood and Corey Lucas on board their pirate ship.
Rogers made a fortune pillaging from pirate ships and Spanish galleons.
THE CLASSICAL AGE of piracy comes to life in "The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship," an interactive exhibition that has more than 200 artifacts on display, including everyday objects, personal items, and treasures from the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.
All in all, concludes Rediker, pirate ships exhibited "one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the early 18th century.
Kids' Kingdom: New activities for children include a craft area where kids can construct model pirate ships and sail them on the kingdom pond.
The drill will involve helicopter search and rescue of sailors captured by pirates and pursuit of pirate ships.
The writings describe pirate ships kept in harbors with watchtowers and arsenals, but make no reference to specific outposts.
The show's Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle each other on deck, in the water and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon to the cheers and delight of their fans in the arena.
Pirate ships were the scene of early democracy, with captains being elected, rather than killing their way to the top, and
The 10 vessels will now cross the Indian Ocean on their way to Singapore, facing pirate ships that prowl the waters around Indonesia.