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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The ship is expected to help the Coast Guard combat sea piracy and smuggling, which posed serious problems in India's territorial waters.
Antony said: "Prince Salman and myself agreed to establish a joint committee to work out the details of our future defense cooperation, including the details of an agreement in the defense sector." He added the two sides were planning to conduct joint exercises involving Saudi and Indian armed forces, ship visits from both sides and to work closely to combat sea piracy. "There will also be high-level visits from both sides," he added.
"Maritime security mainly concerns the safety of navigation, the cracking down on transnational crimes including sea piracy and maritime terrorism, and conflict prevention and resolution.
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The company said it has piqued the interest of the Maritime Industry as it focuses on new techniques of combating the growing menace of sea piracy.
Preneet Kaur expressed concern over the growing sea piracy and informed that several Indian mariners are still held hostage by the pirates, and the Government is taking necessary steps to ensure their welfare and safe return.
NNA - Caretaker Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Ali Shami, received on Wednesday the Emirati ambassador to Lebanon Rahma Hussein Al-Zouabi who said after the meeting "my visit to Shami aims at confirming his participation in the conference on sea piracy to be held in Dubai on April 18 and 19."
The statement said, "Turkish government reiterated its determination to deal with sea piracy hampering international trade and sea transportation and threatening maritime sector in Turkey."
The two sides also dealt with the assistance and the technical support offered to the Yemeni coastguard police by France and the EU, particularly in the fields of combating sea piracy, illegal migration and terrorism as well as the establishment of an internal communication network for the interior ministry.
THE RECENT SPATE OF ATTACKS off the coast of Somalia has served to do some good things in the world of sea piracy observation and control.