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Piracy in Somalia - Piracy in Somalia has come about due to years of internal fighting and weakened government. With the overthrow of the president in 1991, Somalia has been a complete anarchy with only the laws of rival clans who have been in power. Though long before that the country has been in constant war between the people of the country because money and food have been always been scarce. Small amounts of money have been made through some exports but the real money came from the fishing off the coast. Recently because of the lack of laws commercial fisherman from all over the world have been over-fishing the waters and leaving the Somalis with too few fish to survive....   [tags: Piracy] 1035 words
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Battling Digital Piracy - In today’s age where Internet can provide fast access to any kind of information and media, copyrighted content faces grave threat of infringement. The distribution and unauthorized copying of such copyrighted content results in digital piracy. Common examples are downloading and uploading movies, music, e-books, software, and other copyrighted content online. Piracy deprives the original creators, scientists and artists of the deserved incentives. Digital Piracy has caused the US Copyright Industry a loss of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs....   [tags: Piracy]
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Piracy and the Internet - In the late 1990s, most homes and organizations began to receive Internet access. In correlation, many features became available to Web including the fact that files of any type could be downloaded with ease from any source quickly and often for free. The film and music industries felt that the availability of the Internet was posing a large threat to their business model. It was so easy to obtain a song or even an entire movie clip with a click of a mouse. Software and books could be had for “free” as well....   [tags: E-book Piracy, Film Piracy, Music Sharing]
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Determinants of Music Piracy: Analyzed - Duke University and the Department of Justice recently published paper entitled “The Determinants of Music Piracy in a Sample of College Students .” In this essay they examine a group of college students from a Southern University to determine their willingness to purchase music (WTP), at which price they would be willing to purchase music, and also determined each students morality using a five question proxy measure developed by Wood et al. (1998) In this survey they used the same song for all college students, Flo Rida's “Right Round,” which was iTunes' number one song at the time the survey was taken....   [tags: Music Piracy] 727 words
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Piracy: A Different Perspective - Avast. Ye scurvy dog. This is the image usually conjured up when one is discussing piracy. At one point in time, this was correct - sailors roamed the seas freely pillaging merchant vessels. Now a days, Piracy has mainly slipped underground. Chances are, you may know a pirate personally without knowing the crimes they commit. For these crimes are not public, instead they are committed online. Filesharing is on the rise, much to the parent media corporation's chagrin. Piracy is popular because of its ease of use, and widespread availability....   [tags: Media Piracy] 830 words
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The Most Overlooked Crime: Piracy - Internet piracy is not a victimless crime. Piracy is a term used to describe the illegal downloading of music, movies, games, and even software online. Although many people don’t feel that piracy is a crime that affects anybody, it really does. People pirate stuff online because it is free and does not require one to run to a store to get their product. People that pirate these things don’t think of the repercussions that go along with it. You can have to serve up to 10 years in prison, and pay a fine of $250,000....   [tags: internet piracy, illegal downloading]
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International Law: Piracy, Law of the Sea, and Use of Force - This paper will answer the four questions presented below: 1. What is the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over piracy. 2. To what extent may European nations claim jurisdiction over acts of piracy committed off the Horn of Africa. 3. What international law enforcement co-operation mechanisms exist to assist in the investigation and prosecution of piracy committed in waters off the Horn of piracy. How these mechanisms assist in the investigation and prosecution of piracy. 4. What barriers to successful prosecution of Somalia piracy exist....   [tags: Somalian Piracy]
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The Internet: Piracy Controls - Introduction In short, the internet has transformed the society a great deal as far as information and entertainment are concerned. In essence, it has transformed the ways in which communication together with the way businesses are being operated. As an illustration, not only is information sharing faster now, it is also easier to find information as compared to previous times. Also, internet users can share their digital files with friends as well as other parties they choose to share with, with just a click of a button....   [tags: global environment, online piracy]
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Fashion Design Piracy - One of the biggest driving forces in the fashion industry nowadays is the continuous introduction of new trends and the opportunity for designers to display their creativity. So, when that individuality is stolen or copied from a designer, it can produce uneasy consequences. Known as “design piracy”, this widespread reproduction of designs has actually been around for decades. Not much has been done at a federal level to prevent the moral and economic repercussions that stem from it. However, despite the fact that designers lose both independent recognition and profit for their work, in the long run, fashion piracy actually helps grow the industry by swiftly moving styles through society to...   [tags: Fashion's Piracy Paradox]
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Piracy of Digitized Music - The music industry has developed in a series of technological advances, from the development of vinyl to the digitization of music and the creation of formats such as compact disc (CD), digital audiotape, and minidisk (Leyshon 2001). Although the digitized music facilitates consumers, it causes the appearance of piracy and the drop of sales. The subject of piracy has occurred for a certain period. Since 1920's, music piracy has appeared into the world with the production of cassette tapes, voice recorders, and CDs, which brought a new kind of event to court....   [tags: Music Piracy, Digitized Music, MP3, Music, ] 1012 words
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Teen Music Piracy: Innocent or Guilty - Teen Music Piracy: Innocent or Guilty Throughout time, people have resorted to stealing in order to obtain items instead of buying them. It became a problem so consequences were made. Even dating back to the Ten Commandments there were laws against stealing. Recently, theft has become a problem over the internet. Musicians and music companies have lost millions in revenue. Websites such as Napster, The Pirate Bay, and Pandora have made it extremely easy for people, specifically teens, to illegally download and or listen to music for free....   [tags: Internet Theft, Music, Technology, Piracy]
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Software Piracy - The purpose of this report is to explain the arguments for and against software piracy. Software piracy is a major problem, mainly to the businesses that develop and market software on a global scale. Software piracy is illegal copying or redistribution of software that doesn’t belong to you. Illegal copying of software is called piracy. You might be thinking, why does this affect me. Unfortunately, software piracy affects everyone because software piracy has an impact on the economy because revenue is lost when software is being pirated....   [tags: Market Software, Illegal, Piracy]
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Piracy Of Copyright - Piracy Of Copyright Introduction: The world today has entered into an era of instant communication. A person sitting in the remotest corner of India can enjoy live performance taking place in the far away places like America or Africa, thanks to electronic (parallel) media. Telephone and fax have made it possible to communicate oral or written messages across the globe within seconds. The computer-aided communication technologies such as E-Mail and Internet have added altogether a new dimension to today's communication process by making it more speedy, informative and economical....   [tags: Copyright Laws Piracy] 1090 words
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Piracy in China - Piracy in China The American Heritage Dictionary defines piracy as “the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted or patented material.” It is a problem that affects companies all over the world. Piracy of software, movies, and music is commonplace in China. China has the second worst piracy rate in the world; about 92 percent of the software in China is pirated (Williams 2004). Various companies and governments have attempted to combat piracy, but they had not seen much success until recent years....   [tags: Piracy Intellectual Property Copyright essays]
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Software Piracy in Lebanon - Software Piracy in Lebanon Abstract What is it about copying software that is desirable. Simply because it is free. In the United States, one might think twice before copying a Microsoft product. Copyright issues are all over the media --remember Napster. For a period of a year, we read countless stories of students all over the US and the world that were arrested for copying and trading MP3s. However, travel across the Atlantic to the chaotic world of Lebanon and one would not even think twice about copying a version of Microsoft Office 2000....   [tags: Software Piracy Expository Essays]
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Internet Piracy and Movies - Introduction The growth of the Internet has led to many new innovations in the way it is used. At first, it was just a form of text-based communication, similar to mail except faster. Then, as connections became quicker, people started to browse web pages, and soon even children could have their own space on the Internet. Today, many people around the world have broadband, which transfers text and pictures much faster than users can read. So developers created programs to use this extra bandwidth, programs that utilized the widespread nature of the Internet....   [tags: Internet Piracy Movies]
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A Look at Intellectual Property Piracy In Taiwan - A Look at Intellectual Property Piracy In Taiwan Intro: Current Piracy Situation In Asia, Intellectual property piracy is rampant. Much attention has been directed at this issue and progress has been made in almost all Asian countries. Among them, Taiwan has been singled out as one of the worst offenders in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violation.[1] The following statistics shows that the piracy rate in Taiwan is not very high compared to Korea and China. (More recent data is unavailable when I checked BSA.) Table 1....   [tags: Intellectual Property Piracy Taiwan Essays]
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Software Piracy - Software Piracy Software piracy is the copying and reselling of software without the consent of the software creator. It is the copying and reuse of software by large corporations. It is copying software and distributing it on the Web. A country with maybe the biggest software piracy problem is China. In 1994, software piracy was 97% in China.1 In 1999 the rate was still 91%. 2 Software piracy is a huge problem in China. Only Vietnam has a higher piracy rate than China. Stopping the software piracy problem in China will be very difficult....   [tags: China Software Piracy Papers]
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Software in the Land of Smiles (a study of software piracy in Thailand) - Software in the Land of Smiles (a study of software piracy in Thailand) 1.Overview Walk down the street in Thailand and amongst the numerous trinket vendors, you will find one that has catalog of software titles. The same catalogs can also be found at the major shopping malls at numerous retailers. Flip through the catalogs, choose your software titles, and pay around US$3. A runner will go retrieve your titles and, in about 5-10 minutes, you will have your new software. This is only a glimpse of the multi-million dollar world of software piracy and how accessible it has become in the land of smiles, Thailand....   [tags: Software Piracy Thailand Papers]
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Malaysian Piracy Industry - Malaysian Piracy Industry Though it isn’t the largest or the most lucrative business of its type, the Malaysian software piracy industry is arguably the boldest and most blatant in the world. Despite international pressure, government crackdowns, and attempts by focus groups, the industry survives and flourishes to this day. The purpose of this examination is to reveal what keeps the pirates running, what is being done to curb them, and ethical issues involving the unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyrighted software products in Malaysia....   [tags: Piracy Software Ethics Computers Essays]
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Electronic Piracy - Electronic Piracy Introduction With the growing popularity of the Internet, there have been many new realms to be discovered. Businesses can now operate with minimal overhead, allowing for dropped prices and increased benefits to customers. People can also now communicate easier and cheaper and in new ways that were never previously thought of. Also, with the coming of the Internet there have been new problems: it’s now easier to lie, cheat, and steal than ever before. Forms of piracy never thought of before are appearing every single day....   [tags: Internet Piracy Essays]
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Software Piracy and Copyright Laws: United States vs Vietnam - Software Piracy and Copyright Laws: United States versus Vietnam I. Introduction "Software piracy is the unauthorized duplication, distribution or use of computer software". Five main types of software piracy exist: publisher patent and copyright infringement, industrial piracy, corporate piracy, reseller piracy, and home piracy. Software piracy is a large global issue, which has become a more pressing issue due to a number of reasons: software is now easier to distribute on a global scale due to global access to the internet; culturally, people have not been taught that copying software is like stealing; a physical component does not need to be manufactured; and finally individuals stat...   [tags: Software Piracy Computers Essays]
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Somali Pirates and the Response of The United States - To begin, pirates have been prowling the seas as far back as ancient times, such as the “Phoenicians and Greeks in the Mediterranean.” As well Muslim piracy as Jihad has existed since the 17th Century along the Barbary Coast of North Africa.2 These pirates were known as Barbary corsairs, and they would attack ships from Christian countries, seizing their ships and, and selling the sailors into slavery. Today, Somali pirates are seizing ships and taking hostages for ransom along the waters off the coast of Somali and the Gulf of Aden....   [tags: Piracy]
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The Poblem Of Piracy - In this new day mark by computer usage and rampant use of technology by everyone, software usages have increase dramatically. Most people have computers and laptops that use Windows 7 or Mac OS X. However, these software programs are expensive, usually ranging from $80 to $200. As a result, some people are illegally downloading software and other forms of media online from website like ThePirateBay.com, engaging in an activity called piracy. Merrill Dictionary states that piracy is “the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.” These illegally activities have increased dramatically over the last decad...   [tags: Technology, Stats] 1583 words
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Paying Pirate Demands - When many people think of pirates they think of the fictitious Hollywood films that depict the animated characters that have shaped our perception of pirates today. The reality of the situation is that pirates are very real and have emerged as a major threat to the maritime industry as well as ship owners and national economies alike. Although the threat of piracy has yet to receive the attention that many feel it deserves, piracy has increasingly affected the way in which the maritime industry conducts business with other countries in many ways....   [tags: Piracy]
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Piracy in Somalia - Attacks by pirates operating out of the waters off the coast of Somalia, a region in the Horn of Africa (HOA), have motivated changes in international maritime security, altered the global economy, and endangered mariners from across the globe. These attacks have involved several nations, to include the United States, and hindered several globally-supported humanitarian aid transports which deliver to some of the world's most at risk populations. I am going to explain how the piracy in Somalia originated, moved into and has begun to negatively affect the global economy, has caused positive changes in international maritime policies and procedures, and articulate how until the internal confl...   [tags: International Crime]
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Piracy in Somalia - Somali pirates are a growing sub-culture with which Somalia, the United States and the majority of world powers must contend. Piracy off the coast of Somalia within the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Area of Responsibility adversely influences the region, is of global importance and continues to have a negative effect on U.S. interests. “Fighting piracy is a vital element of the United States' strategic objectives in Somalia, which are to help this stressed nation to regain stability, eliminate terrorism and respond to the humanitarian needs of its people” (U.S....   [tags: Somalia Pirates ]
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Piracy in Somalia - Somali Pirates will continue their operations and remain influential towards the determination of Somalia’s future and regional security. Many can argue that if pirates cannot collect ransom, then their way of life will come to end. The purpose of my paper is to refute this claim of extinction. To do this I will review the financial losses and then describe the factors which contributed to the pattern of unsuccessful attacks. I will highlight why the Somali Pirates will stay in power with a description of their economic culture which mirrors risk-taking capitalism....   [tags: transnational criminal organization]
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Monsanto and Bio Piracy in India - The role of Transnational Corporations (TNC) in development is very controversial. Some researchers and experts argue that TNCs are aiding development in developing countries. Other researchers and experts argue that TNCs hinder the development in developing countries. To explore the effect of TNCs on development in developing countries it is necessary to look at the effects of a particular TNC on development in developing countries. This involves determining how heavily these TNCs are involved in developing countries....   [tags: developing countries, trade]
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Modern Piracy on Ocean Voyages - Are you concerned about pirate attacks on your ocean voyages. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, the threat of piracy still exists. Nowadays, pirate incidents are often not covered in mainstream media. One researcher commented on the topic, saying that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). Nevertheless, pirates have proved their aggressive behavior through history and their effects on society. Modern and past pirates share similarities and differences, and countries around the world are looking for ways to control the issue before it spreads....   [tags: somalia, pirates, sea violence]
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A Closer Look Into Music Piracy - A Closer Look Into Music Piracy Whether it’s your younger cousin listening to the newest nursery rhyme CD on the drive to kindergarten or the noisy neighbor blasting heavy metal from his or her stereo, just about everyone enjoys listening to some form of music. Music is powerful. In the past music has been controversial due to some artist’s subject matter or their appearance. But recently a new debate is taking place, and it has nothing to do with the music itself, but the way in which it is being distributed....   [tags: copyright laws, recording industry]
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Information Sharing and Piracy Controls - Summary Evidently, the internet has revolutionized the society a great deal as far as communication is concerned. For example, information sharing is faster now; it is also easier to find information as compared to earlier on. Moreover, internet technology is undergoing incessant diversification. Internet piracy is one of the challenges that results from the use of new technology. Specifically, internet piracy touches on copyright ownership as well as fair use, posing a number of challenges particularly in the strict implementation of these control measures....   [tags: internet, communication, global environment]
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The Era of Internet Piracy - Entertainment today is mainly provided though a digital spectrum. Purchasing and streaming videos and music off of sites like Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, and ITunes, are some the ways of acquiring digital media legally. Production companies and record labels are making a great deal of money in today’s society; but with unauthorized peer-to-peer systems illegally downloading music and movies, there is a dramatic change in the potential profit for these industries. The RIAA claims (Recording Industry Association) “that more than 2.6 billion files of music were illegally downloaded every month on unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) systems" (Roda, 2003)....   [tags: ethical beliefs, netflix, itunes, amazon]
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Increase of Internet Piracy and Hacking - The area of Atlanta contains millions of people, and each person owns personal electronic devices. Common electronic devices may include: laptops, phones, music players, etc. Every household contains at least one of each device. From the IFPI in a BBC article, ninety-five percent of music is downloaded online illegally (“Legal Downloads Swamped”). The population of Atlanta’s area is almost 5.5 million in 2009(“About Atlanta”). Based on the statistics given, it is calculated that 5,225,000 music files for a particular song would have been downloaded from the internet in this city alone, and each file for a song costs almost a dollar....   [tags: Internet ]
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Piracy and the Music Industry - Thesis: This paper aims to analyse problematic of illegal music downloading from the internet. Specifically than downloading, sharing audio, restrictions and government reactions against it. At the same time, I am trying to analyze the trends in music distribution and how did the industry react on it. Analysis of Record industry before the world wide web and after it. Reaction of artists and bands on the recent trends and how did the internet piracy helped to shape the legitimate music business of 20th century....   [tags: illegal music downloading]
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Digital Piracy and Jewish Law - The rapid development of technology over the past few centuries has certainly left an impact on the world of halacha¸ or Jewish Law. Poskim, the formulators of the halacha, have had to make decisions on a variety of topics to accommodate fast-paced advancements in areas ranging from travel (When does one crossing the International Date Line celebrate a holiday?) to home appliances (Under what circumstances may one use a refrigerator on the Sabbath?). One issue that has been particularly relevant in recent years is that of digital piracy....   [tags: religion, jew, technology] 2283 words
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The Effectiveness of Anti-Piracy Tactics - 3. Will any of the antipiracy tactics adopted by the film industry be effective in stopping the illegal copying and distribution of films. Why. Depending upon the tactics used some of the strategies utilized by the film industry to restrain individuals from copying and sharing copyrighted films will work, however, most will have little or no effect. One common tactic used in the movie industry to combat film piracy is the development of short advertisement-like clips that are set to automatically play before the beginning of a feature film presentation....   [tags: Film Industry]
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Piracy and Intellectual Property Rights - The Internet is filled with knowledge and supplemental information, whether it is information for a dissertation or even information on that new movie Brad Pitt will be involved in producing. In essence the Internet is viewed as a gateway into a lawless land of information and data sharing. At least it used to be lawless until big business and government started to take notice. Now the Internet is silently patrolled by governmental agencies everywhere. They say it is all in the name of national security and the threat against terrorism and piracy....   [tags: Internet, information, national security]
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Digital Piracy - On the demand side, the digital consumption of media products is accompanied by the emergence of digital piracy. Whilst copying had already been technically feasible during the era of video cassettes, it required certain equipment and piracy behaviour was limited (Waterman et al., 2007). The rise of the computer and World Wide Web, however, simplified the unauthorised duplication and storage of copyrighted content and caused movie piracy to soar substantially (Fetscherin, 2005). Digital piracy can generally occur offline (through the copying of discs and files) and online (through the downloading and sharing of files)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Software Piracy - Many years have passed since the first pirates emerged on the sea, but they still exist and have extended their scope of action. Meaning of the word ‘’pirate’’ has changed and now can be defined as the person who illegally makes a copy of someone’s property. Music, films, books and software on hard media can be pirated by consumers. According to Gopal and Sanders (1998 381) software piracy is the operation of simulating original software which is against the law for any purpose. Such illegal acts could seriously affect industry and society....   [tags: History, Dan Sokol] 2519 words
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Piracy in the Media - Piracy in the Media In today’s technological age and consumer-driven economy, it is not a surprise that media piracy is a big business. It is estimated that in one year $12.4 billion worth of business is stolen from original manufacturers by media pirating. Piracy, the illegal copying or counterfeiting of copyrighted material, is a major problem for a vast range of industries (Ang, 2001). For example, just in the recorded music industry, “music pirates account for almost $300 million in lost record sales annually in the United States” (Gray Zone, 2002), and that is just in the U.S....   [tags: Technology Music Entertainment Papers]
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The Evolution of Piracy - The Evolution of Piracy The protection of trade in general has always been considered as essential to the defense of the commonwealth, and, upon that account, a necessary part of the duty of the executive power. INTRODUCTION Adam Smith lived in a turbulent and unpredictable world. Indeed Britain was an affluent nation at the time, but that does not over-ride the sometimes-barbaric notions of its citizens. Piracy was rampant in the Eighteenth Century reaching its peak in 1724 when trade almost came to a complete stop due to the constant threat of encountering pirates while at sea....   [tags: Economy]
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Music Piracy - As a result of music piracy, the United States economy loses about $12.5 billion per year (RIAA). Not only do wealthy record labels and headline artists lose money, but songwriters, music publishers, music engineers, and even record store clerks suffer losses. Music pirates are people who share and download music over the Internet without paying for it. Piracy has been an ongoing issue for record companies and the artists they represent. It started all the way back in the days of cassette recorders and blank tapes....   [tags: Music]
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Design Piracy - In 2008 alone, the total of all seizures and pirated goods totaled close to $273 million in the United States. Fashion products including handbags, watches, clothing, and textiles make up a large share of the international smuggling traffic. The issue of design piracy dates back to the depression when disputes started between New York and Paris. During the Great Depression, counterfeiters of the newest styles posed a challenge to the high-fashion designers who dominated Parisian design. Meanwhile, New York was becoming a real competitor for the role of fashion capital....   [tags: Pirated Goods, Designer Handbags, Brand Names]
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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa - The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]
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Software Piracy - Piracy will continue until it is no longer possible. Moreover, if will continue to hurt Microsoft’s industry as a whole, causing loss in revenue, loss in customers and bad reputation. Today, many people and businesses chose to pirate software instead of legally purchasing it from the Microsoft store or stores that carry Microsoft products. According to an article from Pcworld.com (Fried, 2008, para 5) products like Windows XP remains the most often pirated version of software. In addition, Microsoft continues to battle with other countries such as New Zealand because its pirates sell counterfeit copies of Windows XP that were shipped to buyers in United States from China (Fried, 2008, para 4...   [tags: Legal Issues, Business, Microsoft Products] 2292 words
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Online File Sharing and Internet Piracy - The United States of America is a free country, then why shouldn’t the internet be free. Why should we have restrictions placed on what we can and cannot do on the internet. Every day, millions of users share files on the internet through numerous online sources. Whether they download music, movies, or software, online file-sharing can give people access to a plentiful amount of information. These files are often free and easily accessible by anyone. The practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information represents file sharing (Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing and Copyright Infringement: Are You Vulnerable?)....   [tags: downloading music, internet, laws]
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The Escalation of Piracy - The Escalation of Piracy   Copyright laws were created in the late 1700s to protect authors from having their work reproduced without their consent. These laws have been in effect ever since in most parts of the world and have done little changing to keep up with the times. Piracy is the unauthorized use or reproduction of copyrighted or patented material. Piracy has been an issue for many years, but is gaining more and more press recently because it is getting out of control. Everything from books to video games are being pirated and it is costing their respective industries billions of dollars....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 772 words
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Media Piracy - Media Piracy In today’s technological age and consumer-driven economy, there is no doubt that media piracy and file sharing are in demand and makes a big business. Not only the so called “bootlegged” materials cost less, but most of it also managed to completely imitate the quality of the original materials. It is much easier to people to download movies or music online or buy bootlegged DVDs for 5 dollars than to watch the movie in theaters or pay for the whole CD when there is only one song that the person likes....   [tags: Media] 1327 words
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Digital Piracy - Digital Piracy Copyright laws are used every day, but what exactly is protected and considered as copyrighted under these laws. Copyright is a form of protection in the U.S. constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship. Copyright laws are not only used in the U.S. there are several different agreements and treaties that are used across the world that support copyright infringment. The reason for these laws now more than ever is due to technology making it easier for people to make or distributed copyrighted information with ease....   [tags: copyright, authorship, intellectual property]
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Internet Piracy - In recent years, internet piracy or "file sharing" of copyrighted material has gained much popularity. It is a topic that has incessantly sparked debate and has even received global attention. Although on the surface the act of file sharing may seem harmless, it is far from it. Each year, film and record production companies as well as software and video game development companies suffer from billions of dollars in lost profits. This loss comes as a direct result of internet piracy. Many agree that file sharing is unethical and consider it to be no different than downright theft....   [tags: file sharing, P2P, network]
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Understanding Somali Piracy - Understanding Somali Piracy In recent years, frequency of pirates attack off the cost of Somalia is drastically increased and became a great threat to international commercial shipping industries. According to the International Maritime Bureau (2011) report, more than 60% of the piracy attacks were committed by Somali pirates in the first six months of 2011 and many of the attacks have been east and north-east of the Gulf of Aden where is a passage for 70% of the world’s petroleum traffic and 20% of the world’s commercial shipping....   [tags: Crime ]
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Internet Piracy - Have you ever downloaded a song. Have you seen a movie over the network. ¿Print pages from a book. ... With the largest interactivity that the internet allows, the ease in which sites and its contents can be created, and the extent that it is spread all people, we risk not being able to defend what is ours. The owner of the works and the contents of these are under threat. In the Internet age, piracy has found a new ally, faster, with greater range and distribution, which is easier to access and without the hassle of an underground black market....   [tags: Security ]
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Piracy of the Media - Piracy of the Media The use of the internet to download and share music files is a very controversial issue. This topic is especially of interest to me because I download music quite frequently. To get a better look at how frequently students do this, and whether or not they feel it is ethical, I decided to conduct a survey. I conducted a ten question survey of twenty freshmen students. Distributed in Hanson Hall, and all freshmen dorm, the survey was very straightforward and asked questions dealing with how often students used file-sharing programs and whether or not they felt it was ethical to do so....   [tags: Music Sharing Internet] 1198 words
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Digital Music Piracy - Digital music piracy has been a worry of the music industry since the creation of Napster in 1998. Piracy is the act of stealing something that does not belong to you which has been outlined in our society as something that is bad or against the law. There are many articles out there that highlight music piracy but four main important ones include: “The Music Industry on (the) Line. Surviving Music Piracy in a Digital Era” by Jelle Janssens, “Neutralizing Music Piracy: An Empirical Examination” by Jason R....   [tags: Music]
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Eliminating Piracy in Somalia beings with Punishment - According to Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, only security and stability in Somalia will resolve the root causes of its current piracy problem. In order to have a fighting chance at constructing a secure and stable environment and eliminating Piracy altogether, there has to be an effective means of punishment to all who partake in the acts of piracy. There are many organization joining together to combat piracy, to include the United States, United Nations, international organizations, European Union’s Operation Atalanta, NATO’s Operations Allied Protector and Ocean Shield and Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151, but without judicial conseque...   [tags: International Crime]
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The Negative Effects of Video Game Piracy - Have you ever dreamed of having an unlimited number of video games at your fingertips - without paying for anything them. Given consumers’ natural demand for free products, piracy has been a topic of contention since the 1985 debut of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Although pirates commonly defend their actions by arguing that content developers receive their fair share of money through sales, the unfortunate truth is that they don’t: generally, 1 of 15 copies are pirated of your average game....   [tags: video games] 759 words
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SOPA: A Righteous Cause or a Piracy Crusade? - SOPA: A Righteous Cause or a Piracy Crusade. To better understand the act, one needs to first examine what “SOPA” is and means. First and foremost, SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act. This act is essentially an extension of another bill that was sent through shortly before it. The name of this bill is the PROTECT IP act, which stands for Protecting Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property. Both these names are essentially very fancy names for an anti-theft law to protect the intellectual property of movie, music and other industries alike....   [tags: International Crime]
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Combating Online Piracy and Copyright Infringement - Counterfeiting and piracy have been problems since the industrial revolution, when market capitalism took hold of the world. These problems often occur across borders, and embody a variety of complex issues from extradition between nations to military enforcement of international laws. These issues have made it hard for enforcement efforts and prosecution to be successful. With the advent of the internet, counterfeiting and piracy have been able to move online and more effectively escape regulations and laws....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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U.S. Anti-Piracy Actions in the Caribbean - At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Haitian Revolution and the Latin American War of Independence, the 1823 United States Gazette estimated that almost 3,000 attacks had been made on merchant ships by pirates inhabiting the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Piracy in this region not only contributed to financial loss but frequently, murder and torture were seen as well. The 1820s was comprised of a resurge of pirates who had not been seen since the days of Blackbeard and Bartholomew Roberts in the previous century....   [tags: napoleonic wars, haitian revolution]
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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) - In the recent years, there has been a growing conflict between American copyright holders and website owners, both domestic and foreign, over intellectual property theft. Indeed, these copyright holders have repeatedly made attempts to block websites from committing or facilitating online piracy, while websites claim that laws that try to limit the content within websites are encouraging censorship. With the internet as an international user-controlled domain, it has been a long struggle for both sides of the conflict....   [tags: The Internet]
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Somali Piracy Culture - Somalia is one of the poorest nations in the world whose economy depends largely on their fishing industry. However, powerful nations have ruined the country’s fishing industry by using huge offshore fishing vessels and by illegally dumping waste material into the Somali coastline. The UN Security Council, the European Union, and NATO largely supported these acts through resolutions. Being confronted by these powerful institutions, a powerless nation, such as Somalia, does not have an array of resources to battle this exploitation....   [tags: Somalia Pirates ]
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Piracy of Technology - Piracy of Technology The topic that I chose for my website and thesis project is piracy of software, music, and video from the Internet and other digital sources. With technology growing at faster rates than ever, this has become a very large problem practically overnight. Even though software and video piracy has become a huge problem, music copyright infringement has by far overshadowed these two. You can find a new article in the news about it almost every day and every one has an opinion including me....   [tags: Computers Electronics Papers]
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Ocean Piracy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - What do Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and William Kidd have in common. You can find them all in the elusive occupation of piracy. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, ocean pirates are threats that still exist today. One researcher states that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). This research paper will describe the history of piracy and the differences in techniques used by past and present pirates. I will also discuss the reasons and effects of piracy along with the ways it is being controlled....   [tags: movie, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, William Kidd]
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Modern Piracy With A Breif History - Piracy is usually determined as a seizure of property (ship, airplane or software) that holds no commission from the owner (“Piracy” 1). It is mostly linked to the dirty, bearded men that sailed the seven seas and robed merchant ships or ships that carried a valuable cargo. This however, was not the case in the late eighties and is definitely not the case today in the nineties. Now software pirates copy software without the permission of the company for their own personal benefits. Since piracy interrupts trade between nations it has been considered to be an offense against international law (“Piracy” 1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Digital Piracy: A Problem Without an Effective Solution - Digital piracy is making up profit from illegal copying and reselling music, videos, software videogames and other digital media which requires genuine. In 2005, loses of legal media and software industry from digital piracy was $200 billion (DSTI/IND (2007). Also, Oberholzer-Gee (2010) indicates that 60% of world wide web broadband busy by consumers’ video, game and music sharing. To avoid this issue intellectual proprietors use various methods. In this paper is shown methods to dodge problem of digital piracy....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Copyright Law, technology] 1599 words
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Use of the Internet as a Tool for Piracy - Use of the Internet as a Tool for Piracy The internet is an ever increasingly powerful tool for finding everything from entertainment to reference to daily news. When first created, the internet was only a shadow of what it has become. Most people didn't even have a computer, let alone a connection to the internet. In the last decade, however, computers have become more and more affordable, and internet service providers have become far more widespread. According to the World Almanac and Book Of Facts 2001 "By early 2000, more than 300 million people around the world were using the Internet, and it is estimated that by 2005, 1 billion people may be connected" (World Almanac)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Software Patents and Piracy in China - Software Patents and Piracy in China Abstract Software patents raise a lot of issues during the development of IT industry. As a legal action in protecting the ownership and intellectual property, software patents are applied to a wide range of codes, from source code, processes to OS, etc. It "provide exclusive rights to the patent holder to use and profit from the product or process in question." 1 This paper will discuss the general background and effects of software patents. After presenting its current law and situation in China and US, the Microsoft vs....   [tags: China Software Technology Essays]
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The Growing Problem of Music Piracy - The Growing Problem of Music Piracy   At the turn of the millenium, the music industry has been faced with an unforeseen phenomenon that has affected its very foundation - mass scale music piracy. The decline of CD sales in the past three years have been blamed on the availability of songs that can be downloaded from Internet sites and service providers like Napster, KaZaA and Morpheus free of charge. Today the issue of intellectual copyright infringement in music has been taken more seriously than ever before, as large record labels and companies like Sony and EMI struggle to maintain healthy album sales in the face of online music piracy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Intellectual Property and Internet Piracy - Intellectual Property and Internet Piracy With the emergence of the Internet, intellectual property faces a new dimension of crisis. Intellectual property has become an even more significant issue because of that. According to World Intellectual Property Organization, “Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.” (WIPO 2003) Works online are easy to be copied/reproduced or altered such as art work, software, and articles....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Piracy - Piracy Piracy is the unauthorized copying, counterfeiting or distribution of software. Piracy is essentially stealing someone else's intellectual property. The five most common types of software piracy are end user piracy, client-server overuse, Internet piracy, hard disk loading, and software counterfeiting. End User Piracy occurs when an employee of a company reproduces software without the proper authorization. End User Piracy can be done in several different ways: . Using one licensed copy to install a program on multiple computers ....   [tags: Technology Software Computers Essays]
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Software Piracy And Its Effects - Software Piracy and it's Effects Identification and Description of the Issue Copyright law are perhaps those laws which are breached the most by individual on a daily bases. This is because one might not know be informed about these law or because not much is done to enforce these law. Also some countries of the world have no Copyright laws. Software Piracy is a breach of a copyright law as one copies data contained on the medium on to another medium without the consent of the owner of the Software....   [tags: essays research papers] 1053 words
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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM) - Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]
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Piracy In The 21st Century - Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines piracy as, “an act of robbery on the high seas or an act resembling such robbery” (885). From this we can define software piracy as an act of robbery on the information superhighway. Many people do not see it as such. Even though the average person would never consider going into a convenience store and stealing a stick of gum, many have no qualms about stealing thousands of dollars worth of software. In a study done by the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft, 43 percent of adult Canadians who were asked thought that pirating software for personal use was OK....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Piracy - Piracy Recently, The Toronto Star published an article entitled "RCMP seizes BBS, piracy charges pending." The RCMP have possessed all computer components belonging to the "90 North" bulletin board system in Montreal, Quebec. The board is accused of allowing people the opportunity to download (get) commercial and beta (or commercial) software versions. I feel that the RCMP should not charge people that are linked to computer piracy, because the pirated software offers valuable opportunity to programmers and users....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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The History of Piracy: A Closer Look at Early Pirates - When you hear the word pirate, most people think of the modern day pirates, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean. The stereotypical definition of pirates was men who sailed the sea saying arrrgh and wear eye patches. But they were a lot bigger than that. Pirate is a word from Greek and Latin piratia, and the root of peril prefers to a person who commits acts of piracy (Waldman). The first pirate activity that the world has knowledge of is back in the seventh century BC (Matthews 1)....   [tags: pirates, world history] 1407 words
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