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Piracy

Piracy In High Seas Introduction In this paper, I will be discussing the various theories and methods of countering piracy/ terrorism attacks in the maritime industry. Throughout history, civilizations have expanded and triumphed due their increase in trade with other nations through maritime efforts. Without these efforts one could easily say that certain nations would not be what they are today. As of now, the advancement of technology has aided governments in protecting their merchant/military...

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E-Piracy

E-Piracy – Software Piracy and Hard Disk Loading The topic our SIG group was given for the assignment is E-Piracy. E-Piracy is the illegal downloading or uploading of digital copies or such material such as films, music and e-books. The topic I have chosen within E-Piracy is Hard Disk Loading which is a type of software piracy. Software piracy is defined as the unauthorized use, duplication, distribution or sale of commercially available software. [1] The first known case of Software Piracy...

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Piracy in the Caribbean

Piracy in the Caribbean Most of us today think of pirates as something that exists only in movies and literature, but 300 years ago this was a very different story. Much unlike what you may see in today’s pop culture piracy was a very fair and democratic system where crew members could elect their own captains and where Africans were considered equal to whites, a truly revolutionary concept for its time, considering that the use of slaves was a common practice at the time. Piracy in the Caribbean...

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Piracy _ Jail-walking or theft

Case Analysis Online Piracy – Jaywalking or Theft Justifying what is right or wrong when trying to explain intellectual property rights is a difficult task. Those who become advocates for strong IP (intellectual property) protections underline that technological (such as in our case – video game duplication) innovations take extensive energy and skill sets in order to create; however, they are very easy to copy. Therefore replicating material suppresses innovation. Then there are those who...

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Cause Effect Online Piracy

Online Piracy The term piracy might make one have images of a peg-legged ship Captain brandishing a sword and an eye-patch on the salty seas, but this is far different from the more relevant battle between media consumers and the media industry. Online piracy is the newest and more discreet form of illegal plunder that is happening millions of times every day worldwide via the internet. It is the downloading of media for free; the ability to click the mouse and get basically any television show...

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Piracy Essay

To what extent did piracy in its “Golden Age” offer hope of a better life to those who embraced it? To a large extent, the “Golden Age” of piracy had provided hope for a better life to those who embraced it. The Golden Age was between 1680-1730 and this saw an increase in piracy numbers. Many of these men had previous sea experience as merchant seamen or as Royal Navy sailors. The religious cold war between Protestant and Catholic had brought opportunity for quick gains from plunder and on pirate...

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Info on Music Piracy

Luke Davis Topic: Music Piracy General purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: To blow minds with the information about piracy of music. Thesis: Piracy of free music may be convenient and simple, but it's illegal, it takes money away from the artist and the economy. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: One credible study by the Institute for Policy Innovation states the annual harm done by piracy is at 12.5 billion dollars in losses to the U.S. economy well as more...

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Against Video Piracy

Video piracy is a form of theft. Specifically, it refers to the unauthorized copying or use of intellectual property. Intellectual property is knowledge or expression that is owned by someone. One type of intellectual property is movies, which is protected by copyright law. Many of the issues dealing with piracy have to do with the difference between intellectual property and physical property. A DVD, for example, is a piece of physical property, but the video on the DVD are intellectual property...

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Is Music Piracy Stealing?

Is Music Piracy Stealing? For centuries, the term piracy calls forth an image of a plundering character that can be found in one of today’s most popular movies, Pirates of the Caribbean. But over recent decades, the term piracy has evolved into one who infringes copyrighted material. Instead of that dirty one-eyed pirate with a wooden peg leg and cutlass sword, the pirate now can be anyone, any size, any age. Charles Moore wrote the essay, “Is Music Piracy Stealing?”, and tried to answer his...

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Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

The position of Iran on piracy in the Gulf of Aden Iran’s navy has rescued various foreign ships from the hands of pirates. Commander of the Iranian Navy said "The dispatch of the 21 fleets of warships to international waters in a three-year-long period and their 100% success in accomplishing missions signify the might and power of the Army's naval force," Despite economic sanctions imposed by the west, Iran and its navy have still met its mandate to help save and protect foreign ships from pirates...

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