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  • Culture Of Piracy

    The Culture of Piracy: Jake Brisk When attempting to determine the causes and effects of piracy, we need to first examine who engages in online piracy, and why they choose to do so. Steal This Film paints an image of a new generation of pirates. Through the interviews, they make it seem as if piracy is an issue created by a brave new generation that does not believe in intellectual property protection. Moreover, some of the interviewees argue that we pirate simply because it is in our nature to do so. They argue that online piracy is simply a result of a new generation getting back in touch with who we are as humans. These interviews show us that youths do not pirate music because they cannot afford to buy it; instead, they pirate music simply…

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  • Arguments Against Piracy

    Throughout the last decade some pieces of legislation have been enacted and have decreased the piracy rates in several countries. The government seems to be able to This may seem this way at first, but history has shown that this is not the proper way to stop piracy. To disprove this idea, I will explore a relatively successful piece of anti-piracy legislation. It was the Swedish Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive, or IPRED. The purpose of IPRED to allow copyright holders to…

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  • Early English Piracy Law

    Since officials exhibited such latitude in determining what constituting an act of piracy, Letters of Marque became crucially important during the seventeenth century to shield sailors from potential charges. English courts clearly identified the legal demarcation between privateers and pirates as early as the fourteenth century. The sovereign issued commissions to privateer captains authorizing them to attack the vessels of specified enemy nations. Since piracy included an element of robbery,…

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  • Media Piracy: Will Influenced Advertising

    Alex Marshall Media Literacy Andrew Smith 10/28/2016 Piracy Research Paper: How Piracy Has/Will Influenced Advertising When it comes to piracy, most people assume its effect-both positive and negative-is limited to the stealing music, films, and television shows. Although, this is correct and countless of research proves this, it goes much deeper. Piracy also influences the advertising field. The people’s whose jobs are to sell a certain product to the public often can find their ads not only…

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  • What Is The Risk Of The Commonplace Dangers Of Piracy?

    When speaking about history, many people tend to focus on the influential roles and accomplishments of straight, white males who acted as a majority in traditional English society. However, this perception of history tends to overlook many other groups who played equally as influential roles, such as women, people of color and people who diverged from sexual norms. Historically, these groups are considered minorities because they had been repressed by popular society and treated like second…

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  • The Consequences Of The 1700 Piracy Act

    varying form and content. Although the 1700 Piracy Act required registers to keep minutes of the proceedings, like much of everything surrounding piracy law, there were no specifics on what that meant. It is clear from the collection of these trials that the point of the recorder was not to capture every word uttered in court. Depending on the court the narrative changes between first and third person, and the level of included material varies considerably. Some records, such as John Quelch and…

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  • The Causes Of Legislation In The Piracy Act Of 1700

    committed any Acts of Piracy, That their Design was against the Spaniards, and other such-like frivolous and trifling Excuses.” This flaw is compounded by the Board of Trade and colonial governor’s desire to control the narrative of piracy trials leading to heavy censorship…

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  • The Legend Of Blackbeard: The Golden Age Of Piracy

    and robs the ship at the sea violently. We all are familiar with the word pirate as we have been told stories about them directing the golden age when they were the legends of the sea since from our childhood. One of the notorious pirates was “Blackbeard” who was perhaps one of the major figure associated with the “Golden Age of Piracy” that was roughly between 1716 to 1726. With the nickname, Edward Teach the notorious man’s early life is known a little. During his death, it was discovered that…

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  • Maritime Piracy And Terrorism Essay

    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, increased speculation of terrorist attacks connected to maritime piracy has occurred in social media and national government discourse (Young & Valencia, 2003). Young and Valencia (2003) provide a valuable contribution to the issues concerning maritime piracy and terrorism by defining the differences and similarities between these two types of crimes. The similarities between terrorism and maritime piracy are that the underlying environmental…

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  • Compare And Contrast Essay On Rhode Island And Pirates

    understand the relationship that existed between the colonists’ and the pirates, one must simply understand the concept of supply and demand. The first Navigation Act of 1652 not only inflated the prices of goods, but also taxed the colonies; this caused a need for quality goods at lower prices. With pirates bringing money into the harbor town of Newport. It was clear that Newport had more to gain by welcoming these unsavory individuals, than it had to loose. That being said, this was a…

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