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TITLE : The Law Of Piracy

Piracy under international law updated 24 may 2012 introduction acts of piracy threaten maritime security by endangering in particular the welfare of seafarers and the security of piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or propertiespiracy the act of violence or depredation on the high seas also the theft of intellectual property especially in electronic media piracy is a crime with ancient origins as long as there have been ships at sea pirates have sought to steal from them internationally laws against piracy have ancient origins too but us law developed should there be an international piracy law regime this title argues not the phenomenon of piracy has many diverse roots in contemporary affairs and the dangerous blurring of important legal distinctions is all too likelynote citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study

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