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Pirate

1. A person who commits robbery 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. A person who engages in 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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According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, these youths are incorporated into piratical operations precisely because they are "nimble" and "expendable".
112) Consequently, shipowners will likely be reluctant to ensure PCASP adhere to even the spirit of these RUF absent legally binding domestic standards, especially when there is considerable room for interpreting what is necessary and reasonable when facing a piratical attack.
To be convicted as a principal under [section] 1651 alone, one must commit piratical acts on the high seas, just as UNCLOS article 101(a) demands.
Schofield and Warner affirm that tackling the effects of the piratical activity off Somalia requires an effective and comprehensive international law regime.
FOR racing fans of a certain age the Newbury meeting sadly lost to the weather will forever be associated with that piratical genius Captain Ryan Price and the boiling controversies that surrounded his four victories in the first five years of the Schweppes Gold Trophy.
Rather than displaying the full-bodied commitment to self-owning and original authorship assumed by copyright doctrine, women writers worked in a territory already understood as piratical.
From the opening circus-carousel sounds of "Tea With Cinnamon" to the high-spirited mariachi-polka of "A Bar in Amsterdam" to the piratical sea shanty "Hey Ho on the Devil's Back," bandmembers Solveig Heilo, Anne Marir Bergheim, Turid Jorgensen and Marianne Sveen prove themselves to be gifted vocalists and clever instrumentalists, utilizing everything from banjos, mandolins, guitars and trumpets, to accordions, xylophones, kazoos and melodicas for a richly textured, roots-inspired sound that still somehow manages to have widespread pop appeal.
They end up with the Great Wizard Grumphspawn in the Great Northern Mountains, where they experience the seven assorted sensations, the Goblin Racer, the Highlander's Delight, the Jolly Jester, the King's Coronation Ball, the Long Light Liberation, the Parrots, Pirates and Pancakes Piratical Pyrotechnics; and lastly the Troll's Totally Terribly Triumphant Toothy Tongue Tingler.
Two days of piratical mayhem brought visitors out in their thousands to Liverpool's docklands, while a samba carnival snaked its way round the streets on Saturday evening.
Our entire efforts at this gathering are aimed at achieving piratical results in forwarding humanitarian aides to Gaza residents," Shahin added.
Also, even as he analyzes Roman law--for instance making erudite distinctions between civilized res publicae, res sacrae and the piratical realm of natural law--he gathers no dust because he clearly knows his stuff inside out and therefore keeps the argument moving along at a pace.
The buccaneers of this period are perhaps not as well known as their piratical predecessors (Francis Drake or the associates of Henry Morgan immortalized in Exquemelin's Buccaneers of America in 1678).