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PIRATE. A sea robber, who, to enrich himself by subtlety or open force, setteth upon merchants and others trading by sea, despoiling them of their loading, and sometimes bereaving them of life and, sinking their ships; Ridley's View of the Civ. and Eccl. Law, part 2, c. 1, s. 8; or more generally one guilty of the crime of piracy. Merl. Repert. h.t. See, for the etymology of this word, Bac. Ab. Piracy

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the GCC, 25% of men and 8% of women are interested in pirated live sports.
The research revealed that of the respondents who pirate, 46%in Egypt and 47% in the GCC would stop or watch less pirated content if they understood the negative impact of piracy on the media industry.
The worldwide average for pirated of counterfeit software stands at 42 percent, however the Middle East and Africa is an alarming 58 percent.
"The 37 percent of pirated software in the UAE is 37 percent loss of business here.
Large-scale operations conducted against unauthorized printing houses in ystanbul, Antalya and Balykesir in 2011 are believed to have had a crucial role in the decrease in the number of pirated books.
The pirated books seized by the police are sold to paper factories that recycle the pirated books.
The console was modified by the target and he was willing to provide pirated games on the hard disk.
"The law enforcement authorities and judiciary in Dubai have made it very clear that intentionally bypassing game consoles piracy protection mechanisms and then offering for sale or selling pirated Xbox 360 games will not be tolerated in the UAE.
Kim English, an artist he describes as "struggling," had her summer hit, "Unspeakable Joy," pirated "as soon as it broke," which gave the pirates "money that belongs to the label, that belongs to the artist outright for that song performance.
Since bootleg and pirated CDs have so easily slipped into the gay market--seemingly indistinguishable from legitimate low-budget releases--we asked some experts for a crash course in spotting illegal products.
While "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," was a modest success in 2011, it's still popular a year after its release with pirates, downloaded and shared a reported 7.4 million times and landing as the seventh most pirated movie.