Piracy Sentence Examples
It had a reputation for piracy at various times in its history.
Formerly piracy was common.
Whether from hostile forays or from piracy, any Greek was exposed to the risk of enslavement.
Many fled to Africa, where the more spirited among them took to piracy at Algiers and other ports.
The wars of Rome, and the systematic piracy ranean lands with slaves of all nations.Advertisement
The outbreak of war in Java caused Borneo to be more or less neglected by the Dutch for a considerable period, and no effective check was imposed upon the natives with a view to stopping piracy, which was annually becoming more and more unendurable.
Already, under his predecessors, the Croats had built a fleet, which they used first for piracy and afterwards for trade.
The continued existence of this African piracy was indeed a disgrace to Europe, for it was due to the jealousies of the powers themselves.
Apple said the law was equivalent to " state-sponsored piracy " .
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However, it didn't take long for the makers of previous flash carts to come out with DSi compatible memory cartridges, and soon enough the DSi was cracked and open to the world of piracy.
As such, LoveToKnow doesn't endorse or approve of any product that will be used for the purposes of piracy.
In an effort to fight piracy, it seems that Nintendo is going the way of propriety media once more.
This can run into a lot of legal issues due to the high potential for piracy.
Although the Super Nintendo -- or the Super Famicom, as it was called in Japan -- had the floppy-drive based Game Doctor, the Sony PlayStation was the first home gaming console to have a widespread piracy problem.Advertisement
This issue of piracy remains a prominent problem today, particularly with the modern day PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.
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This, of course, is illegal and anyone caught may be arrested for piracy.
Piracy is rampant in China, with $5 Harry Potter DVDs hitting the streets before the movie was released.
And the Chinese government seems to be dragging its feet as a frustrated FBI attempts to pound on the door, claiming that piracy is an "internal" problem that they would rather handle themselves.Advertisement
This form of piracy, once the haven for young, computer geeks eager to make a name for themselves in the hacker community, has been invaded by criminal elements specifically attacking business operations.
They feared people would stop buying so many albums, if they could just swap tapes with their friends, and feared music piracy would increase.
The primary concern with P2P networks is piracy.
From this "music sharing" came the issues of piracy and illegal downloads.
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The Malays of the coast are a maritime people, and were long famous for the daring character of their acts of piracy.
After the Portuguese conquest of Malacca (1511), the expelled Mahommedan dynasty took up its residence on Bintang, where it long fostered piracy.
In 1815 at the congress of Vienna, and in 1818 at the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the powers endeavoured to concert measures to put an end to the Barbary piracy.
On the other hand, pelagic sealing, being a method of promiscuous slaughter, was illegitimate; it was contra bonos mores and analogous to piracy.
In other respects they are pagans in a low state of culture, mostly divided into hostile communities and addicted to piracy.
Thus, checked on land, and with their subsidy rarely paid, the Uskoks turned to piracy.
The deeply indented coast, here falling in huge cliffs sheer into the sea, there retiring to form a beach and a harbour, is favourable to commerce, as in former times it was to piracy.
Thereafter the Spaniards maintained a fitful intercourse with Brunei, varied by not infrequent hostilities, and in 1645 a punitive expedition on a larger scale than heretofore was sent to chastise Brunei for persistent acts of piracy.
The territory of Damaun proper was conquered by the Portuguese in 1559; that of Nagar Havili was ceded to them by the Mahrattas in 1780 in indemnification for piracy.
The Chinese war arose from the seizure by the Chinese authorities of a small vessel, the Arrow commanded by a British subject, and at one time holding a licence (which, however, had expired at the time of the seizure) from the British superintendent at Hongkong, and the detention of her crew on the charge of piracy.
This heterogeneous population was called Gallgoidel or foreign Irish (whence the modern name Galloway), and like their northern kinsmen they betook themselves to the sea and practised piracy.
Singapore has not stopped piracy so much as confined it to its neighbors ' backyards.
Labels blame the precipitous falloff on piracy and online file-sharing, while some consumers point to lousy music offerings.
In particular, we need more cooperation from service providers and music distributors to help protect intellectual property and contain piracy.
Apple had fiercely opposed the bill, calling it " state sponsored piracy " .
Piracy is an issue that has plagued the video game industry since its very early days, but it seems easier than ever to attain illegal copies of video games today.
While most people think of the internet as nothing more than a haven for pornography and piracy, it can also help in more wholesome ways.
Although the legal ramifications of their use fall into quite the gray area, video game emulators are incredibly popular not necessarily for piracy purposes but rather to enjoy classic and arcade games that may not otherwise be available.
Piracy was a major issue for the early model of PC game rental.
The system still used cartridges, but the games weren't subject to long loading times and piracy.
Gaming piracy is a very touchy subject, as you know.
Largely in an effort to avoid piracy, Nintendo opted for the ROM cartridge format.
Rumor has it that a primary motivation behind the next generation of DS (the DSi) was an attempt by Nintendo to halt the kind of piracy that costs the company millions of dollars each year.
However, both PlayStation and Xbox have suffered the same fate, cracked by deft programmers and by allowing their founding companies to fall prey to piracy.
The original object of the institution of the courts or court seems to have been to prevent or punish piracy and other crimes upon the narrow seas and to deal with questions of prize; tion.
Peace with Spain was concluded in 1659, and for some years afterwards Duquesne was occupied in endeavours to suppress piracy in the Mediterranean.
In 1830 the traffic was declared piracy by the emperor of Brazil.
The atrophy of the Ottoman sea-power had left the archipelago at the mercy of the Greek war-brigs; piracy flourished; and it became essential in the interests of the commerce of all nations to make some power responsible for the policing of the narrow seas.
As the war went on the naval power of the Greeks diminished, partly owing to the penury of their treasury, and partly to the growth of piracy in the general anarchy of the Eastern Mediterranean.
In an endeavour to stop the slave trade and piracy, the islands were garrisoned (1812-1813) by British troops, but the unhealthiness of the climate led to their withdrawal.
But no closer connexion followed at that time than an agreement for the suppression of piracy, or of inroads of troops to the eastward of the Runn or Gulf of Cutch.
Newport became the centre of an extensive business in piracy, privateering, smuggling, and legitimate trade.
This ascendancy he abused by numerous acts of piracy which made him notorious throughout Greece; but his real purpose in building his navy was to become lord of all the islands of the archipelago and the mainland towns of Ionia.
Privateering, piracy and slave-trading - which though of less extent than in Rhode Island became early of importance, and declined but little before the American War of Independence - give colour to the history of colonial trade.
The burden of defence could no longer be sustained; piracy and smuggling became so common that the company was compelled to appeal to the states-general for aid.
They became a separate Moorish kingdom in 1009, which, becoming extremely obnoxious for piracy, was the object of a crusade directed against it by Pope Paschal II., in which the Catalans took the lead.
This was, in fact, what would now be called " piracy," being Grafton's Matthew Bible revised by Taverner, a learned member of the Inner Temple and famous Greek scholar.
The Athenians fully recognized its importance to them, as supplying them with corn and cattle, as securing their commerce, and as guaranteeing them against piracy, for its proximity to the coast of Attica rendered it extremely dangerous to them when in other hands, so that Demosthenes, in the De corona, speaks of a time when the pirates that made it their headquarters so infested the neighbouring sea as to prevent all navigation.
In the 5th century some tribes were still living in open villages under petty kings, addicted to plunder and piracy, and hardly recognized as Hellenes at all.
A vessel owned in Newburyport having taken a cargo of slaves from Baltimore to New Orleans, he characterized the transaction as an act of "domestic piracy," and avowed his purpose to "cover with thick infamy" those engaged therein.
Or the stream by cutting into another stream (piracy), but cutting through a barrier near its head waters, by entering a region of looser or softer rock; and by glacial drainage, may form a flood plain simply by filling up its valley (alluviation only).
Rabatta was murdered, the fugitive Uskoks returned to Zengg and piracy was resumed, with varying fortunes, until 1615, when a grosser outrage than usual led to open war between Venice and Austria.
The negotiations were constantly disturbed by Jacobite intrigues with France in favour of James VIII.; by Scottish adherence to the Act of Security, which might give Scotland a king other than a Hanoverian in succession to Anne; and by the hanging of an Englishman, Captain Green, for piracy on a lost Scottish vessel (1705).
In 1674 hostility between Holland and England ceased, but the position was radically unsatisfactory owing to the prevalence of piracy, from which both England and other nations suffered heavily.
Henceforward the bulk of the trade was in British hands, but piracy was rife, the slave trade flourished, and the coast towns and islands of the Persian Gulf had fallen from their ancient prosperity to a lower level than they had experienced for some centuries.
The man became within a few years after his death the hero of many legends of piracy and necromancy.
Early in his term he carried out a policy he had urged upon the government when minister to France and when vice-president, by dispatching naval forces to coerce Tripoli into a decent respect for the trade of his country - the first in Christendom to gain honourable immunity from tribute or piracy in the Mediterranean.
The natives of the coasts of Borneo, assisted and stimulated by immigrants from the neighbouring islands to the north, devoted themselves more and more to organized piracy, and putting to sea in great fleets manned by two and three thousand men on cruises that lasted for two and even three years, they terrorized the neighbouring seas and rendered the trade of civilized nations almost impossible for a prolonged period.
Porcius Cato to annex the island, nominally because its king had connived at piracy, really because its revenues and the treasures of Paphos were coveted to finance a corn law of P. Clodius.
Under the influence of these refugees the legitimate trade of the town gave place to piracy, Mers-el-Kebir becoming the stronghold of the pirates.
From 6000 to 8000 prisoners, 60 cannon, engines of war and a considerable booty from the wealth accumulated by piracy fell into the hands of the conquerors.
The curious Chapman (or Asbury Harpending) case of 1863 was a Confederate scheme involving piracy on Federal vessels in the Pacific and an effort to gain the secession of the state.
The French wars of 1744-1748 and 1756-1763 led to a further strengthening of the fortifications; and the influx of settlers from the mainland made the questions of supplies and of the protection of trade from piracy more pressing.
Pompey rose still higher in popularity, and on the motion of the tribune Aulus Gabinius in 67 he was entrusted with an extraordinary command over the greater part of the empire, specially for the extermination of piracy in the Mediterranean, by which the corn supplies of Rome were seriously endangered, while the high prices of provisions caused great distress.
During the 'forties Admiral (then Captain) Keppel and other officers of the British navy suppressed piracy in the neighbourhood.
Isolated cases of piracy have occurred on the Rif coast of Morocco even in our time, but the pirate communities which lived by plunder and could live by no other resource, vanished with the French conquest of Algiers in 1830.
In the 18th century British public men were not ashamed to say that Barbary piracy was a useful check on the competition of the weaker Mediterranean nations in the carrying trade..
When Lord Exmouth sailed to coerce Algiers in 1816, he expressed doubts in a private letter whether the suppression of piracy would be acceptable to the trading community.
After the general pacification of 1815, the suppression of African piracy was universally felt to be a necessity.
Two bills passed through the US Senate on Friday in a bid to combat internet piracy.
Microsoft has also shown enthusiasm to work alongside auction and retail websites such as eBay in order to tackle piracy.
China is cracking down on the rampant piracy that costs media companies hundred of millions each year $ 400 million for music alone.
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The IFPI has called music piracy " the greatest threat facing the music industry today " .
The loss to UK industries through " film piracy " last year amounted to about £ 8 Billion.
These DVDs are often smuggled by criminal networks involved in large scale piracy.
It is probable that the island was not dorized before the 9th century B.C. One of the earliest facts known to us in its history is its membership in the League of Calauria, which included, besides Aegina, Athens, the Minyan (Boeotian) Orchomenos, Troezen, Hermione, Nauplia and Prasiae, and was probably an organization of states which were still Mycenaean, for the suppression of the piracy which had sprung up in the Aegean as a result of the decay of the naval supremacy of the Mycenaean princes.
The French government - fearing to displease the other powers by following up its conquest, and hampered in particular by its engagements towards England, yet conscious that the only means of putting an end to the piracy was to remain - decided provisionally in favour of that intermediate system, called restricted occupation, which consisted in occupying merely the principal seaports and awaiting events.
Paulus, sharpened by Schelling's apparent success, led to the surreptitious publication of a verbatim report of the lectures on the philosophy of revelation, and, as Schelling did not succeed in obtaining legal condemnation and suppression of this piracy, he in 1845 ceased the delivery of any public courses.
The sparseness of the population throughout the Dutch territory is due to a variety of causes - to the physical character of the country, which for the most part restricts the area of population to the near neighbourhood of the rivers; to the low standard of civilization to which the majority of the natives have attained and the consequent disregard of sanitation and hygiene; to wars, piracy and head-hunting, the last of which has not even yet been effectually checked among some of the tribes of the interior; and to the aggression and oppressions in earlier times of Malayan, Arab and Bugis settlers.
By 1841 he had obtained from the sultan of Brunei the grant of supreme authority over Sarawak, in which state, on the sultan's behalf, he had waged a successful war, and before many years had elapsed he had, with the aid of the British government, succeeded in suppressing piracy (see Brooke, Sir James; and Sarawak).
The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a coveted choice for families and introduces young and old to the true nature of Bahamian piracy.
As such, console manufacturers have implemented numerous measures to help minimize the level of piracy.
His activities include things like gunrunning, slavery, spice-smuggling and piracy.
Artwork piracy is rampant on the Internet.
The piracy of the Algerians was renewed and continued until 1830.
He entered the navy in 1846, and served first at sea off Portugal in 1847; afterwards, in 1848, in the Mediterranean, and from 1848 to 1851 as midshipman of the "Reynard" in operations against piracy in Chinese waters; as midshipman and mate of the "Serpent" during the Burmese War of 1852-53; as mate of the "Phoenix" in the Arctic Expedition of 1854; as lieutenant of the "Hastings" in the Baltic during the Russian War, taking part in the attack on Sveaborg.
The release of all Christian slaves was not effected till after the bombardment of Algiers; and the definite abandonment of piracy may be dated from the presentation to the Bey in 1819 of a collective note of the powers assembled at Aix-la-Chapelle.
Throughout the decline of the Roman empire, the barbarian invasions, the Mahommedan conquest and the middle ages, mere piracy always existed by the side of the great strife of peoples and religions.
In the course of the 14th century, when the native Berber dynasties were in decadence, piracy became particularly flagrant.