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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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ASEAN Member States highlighted recent concepts and trends on maintaining freedom of navigation and stressed the importance of recent developments in enhancing current cooperation activities aimed at addressing sea piracy," the statement said.
Reform requires the creation of a robust system of enforcement at the international level that measures up to the challenges of contemporary sea piracy.
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.
According to organisations monitoring sea piracy, Somali pirates hijacked at least 49 foreign vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean last year, raking in tens of millions of dollars in ransom money.
According to organizations monitoring sea piracy, Somali pirates hijacked at least 49 foreign vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean last year, raking in tens of millions of dollars in ransom money.
Red Sea piracy, at least, will continue as long as Somalia remains in crisis, he said.
On his part, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Friday he was opposed to any negotiations with pirates, reiterating his assertion that sea piracy was "like terrorism.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said Saturday, "The weak response of international powers to sea piracy and organized crimes in Somalia has led to the spread of insecurity in the region, which is regrettable.
Catherine Zara Raymond (Chapter VI) offers a primer on regional sea piracy and focuses on regional trends including causes, impact and responses, and includes a few recommendations, while Arabinda Acharaya (Chapter VII) explores the possibility of maritime terrorist-related attacks in the region.