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"Pirate articles," or contracts that stipulated compensation, were sort of like worker cooperatives of their time.
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Tackling piracy with a private 'navy'

Jan 15, 2013
Pirates are no longer a relic of the distant past. Many ships have been attacked in the Indian Ocean by modern Somali pirates. One entrepreneur is now offering private protection vessels to shipping companies. He says these may be more…

Pirates vanquished!

Oct 7, 2011
Well, only for a month. And they're French Internet pirates. It seems they've been violating France's Internet copyright laws but instead of going...

Robots AND pirates together in one blog item

Jul 14, 2011
It's tough to do your job if it entails sailing to the Indian Ocean for research. That's what climate scientists found out while trying to conduct...

YOU GUYS YOU GUYS: ROBOT PIRATES

May 3, 2011
Why do we have technology? Because robot pirates is why. Recon Robotics, in collaboration with the US Navy, has developed a robot that can be shot...

Arr matey! Pirates can easily access Mac app store

Jan 7, 2011
Well, that was quick. Within a day of Apple's launching the app store for Mac, software pirates have found a way to hack in....

Web retailers accused of peddling counterfeit stuff are shut down

Nov 29, 2010
82 websites accused of selling counterfeit music, DVDs, apparel and sporting goods have been shut down as a result of an ongoing crackdown by US...

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"Piratical monkeys" resurrect LimeWire

Nov 10, 2010
LimeWire, the pioneering file sharing site, turned off its sharing software a couple weeks ago following an injunction from a judge. Now it's back,...

Citigroup's not ship-shape, so watch out for pirates!

Nov 27, 2008
This is a spoof story making the rounds. First seen on the Streetwise Blog of Toronto's Globe and Mail....