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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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Evans, who was soon asking for toy swords and eye-patches, decided to use her wish to get a pirate ship she will be able to play in.
It would be nice having a toy pirate ship get to the Caribbean.
The pirate ship in the play area at the Mulberry on Conwy Marina
Waves lash the promenade at New Brighton, next to the Black Pearl pirate ship Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG
Stephen created the invites, table centrepieces, a pirate ship wheel to stand in front of to say their vows and baked the two-foot-long wedding cake himself.
The pirate ship was intercepted at the Saltpond offshore oil facility west of the capital Accra.
New equipment will include a climbing wall and a pirate ship.
She is amazed to be yanked roughly out of the water and onto a real pirate ship.
A BRITISH warship has seized a pirate ship loaded with ammunition in the western Indian Ocean, Nato sources confirmed yesterday.
A Seychelles Coast Guard ship carrying 21 Iranians rescued from a Somali pirate ship survived attack by yet another group of Somali pirates last week.
So the least I could do was to jump in and help in the search for shackles, grenades and coins from whatAAEs supposedly the first fully authenticated pirate ship discovered in American waters.
Although little sisters are not allowed on his pirate ship no matter what Benny says or does he cannot get rid of her.