Piracy

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'''Piracy''' refers to various forms of armed criminal activity at sea, most commonly robbery of ships, either stealing their cargo or the vessels themselves. One who engages in such activity is known as a '''Pirate'''. Pirates who are employed as mercenaries by various nations are known as '''Privateers'''. Piracy has existed since the earliest ages of maritime commerce, from pirate galleys in the Mediterranean sea in the classical world, pirate junks in Southeast Asia, age of sail piracy in the Caribbean Sea to modern day pirates using speedboats and AK-47s.
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'''Piracy''' refers to various forms of armed criminal activity at sea, most commonly robbery of ships, either stealing their cargo or the vessels themselves. One who engages in such activity is known as a '''Pirate'''. Pirates who are employed as [[mercenary|mercenaries]] by various nations are known as '''Privateers'''. Piracy has existed since the earliest ages of maritime commerce, from pirate galleys in the Mediterranean sea in the classical world, pirate junks in Southeast Asia, age of sail piracy in the Caribbean Sea to modern day pirates using speedboats and AK-47s.
  
 
The term "piracy" has also come to be associated with the theft of intellectual property in the modern world, especially computer software and entertainment media.
 
The term "piracy" has also come to be associated with the theft of intellectual property in the modern world, especially computer software and entertainment media.

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