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  1. News - World - PIRACY

    Pirate money promotes global criminal activity, report says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... as other illegal activities that divert money from the legal economy that would otherwise promote economic development. “Unchallenged piracy is not only a menace to stability and security, it also ... countering piracy – estimates piracy costs the global economy US$18 billion a year in increased trade costs. Attacks on ships off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa yielded between US$339 ...

  2. News - World - PIRATED GOODS

    New York moves to make buying of counterfeit products a crime

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York City proposes US$1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for customers who buy counterfeit products, but the bill runs into strong opposition New York moves to make buying of fakes a crime Bargain hunters from around the world flo ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese man guilty of US$100m software piracy

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 09:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US federal court to pirating software that investigators said was worth more than US$100 million, the US said on Tuesday. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that it had brok ...

  4. Developer of Nassau resort targets Chinese

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com White sandy beaches and warm ocean waters make the tropical islands of the Bahamas a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous- and now mainland buyers are being offered an opportunity to set up home in Nassau, cap ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan rebel leaders accuse US of piracy over oil tanker

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Rebel accuses US of piracy over tanker A Libyan rebel leader has accused the United States of behaving like pirates after US naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port. Ibrahim Jathran's defiant speech dampened hopes of a quick peaceful settlement with the government to end a blockage of three oil ports his men took ...

  6. News - World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:47am by AP

    ... MOSCOW (AP) — Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead. ...

  7. Ransom payment in a sea of costs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ransoms is clearly fuelling more raids. A senior officer with one of the anti-piracy flotillas operating off Somalia refused to comment when asked at a Hong Kong shipping conference what he ... protection and assistance, but it will not solve the problem of piracy ... that can only be done by fixing the problems on land in Somalia, by creating a proper government and law and order.' ...

  8. News - World

    HBO's Game of Thrones the most pirated TV show

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Game of Thrones the most-pirated TV show Game of Thrones is the most-pirated TV show in the world, according to a four-week snapshot of online piracy. The hit HBO show, ... downloading, carried out by anti-piracy and security firm Irdeto, found that Game of Thrones episodes were downloaded almost 1.6 million times. The fantasy show accounted for a quarter of the 7.5 ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India drops anti-piracy charges against Italian marines

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... two Indian fishermen under a tough anti-piracy law, a government lawyer said on Monday, offering a chance to end a diplomatic row between the two countries. Italy had strongly opposed India ... and Salvatore Girone under the anti-piracy section of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts. He gave no reason. “We want to delete the anti-piracy clause,” he said. The men can still be tried under India’s ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SOFTWARE PIRACY

    Kim Dotcom vows to appeal as NZ ruling upholds US piracy arrest

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington A New Zealand court on Wednesday ruled that the search warrant used in the arrest of Kim Dotcom on US online piracy charges was legal, dealing a blow to the internet ... warehouse and should not be held accountable if stored content was obtained illegally. The US Justice Department counters that Megaupload encouraged piracy by paying users who uploaded popular ...




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