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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 football team's Buccaneers Radio Network has been affiliated with iHeart since 2004.
Ronn Bechler, Managing Director of Market Eye, will be the primary investor and media contact for Buccaneer moving forward.
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They need to see and experience as broad a range of activities as possible and are very fortunate to have been part of the Buccaneers tour.
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An unknown number of buccaneers boarded the ship Arctic Ocean on May 10, in Guayaquil, breaking open a cargo container and stealing computers, printers and other high-tech equipment.
Watt continued, "The continued success of the Kenai Loop project is very important to the overall business plan of Buccaneer Energy, and we plan to increase production from Kenai Loop #4, dependent on local gas demand.
Andy Rike, Chief Operating Officer for Buccaneer Energy will assume the role of President of Buccaneer Alaska, LLC effective immediately.
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Thomas Bell created a second for Buccaneer when he crossed for Andrew Hunter to drive home.
VPC's financing allows Buccaneer to continue the execution of its three-pronged, strategic growth plan encompassing the development of its 100%-owned Kenai Loop onshore gas project, exploration and development of its additional 100%-owned and/or operated onshore and offshore Cook Inlet leases, and deployment and operation of its world-class, offshore jack-up rig, the Endeavour.
Mr Wilson resides in London, England and the Company is delighted that he has accepted the position with Buccaneer and believes his ongoing support of the business and his depth of experience in the oil and gas sector will be of great benefit to the Company as it moves towards developing its assets within the Cook Inlet, Alaska.