Blackbeard: an early international criminal.
Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris via Wikimedia Commons
How pirates helped to shape international criminal law.
Modern-day pirates still operate in Indonesian waters.
Local fishermen or young men looking for work in the Riau Islands Special Economic Zones earn extra income by mugging boats in the Malacca Strait at night.
A Panamanian-flagged oil carrier seized off the South Korean coast.
Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
Port workers secure berthing ropes belonging to a container ship as it prepares to dock at the port of San Pedro, Ivory Coast.
Traditionally maritime security has been defined through the narrow lens of piracy. But as the blue economy grows, African states need to embrace a broader strategy.
Many African countries are sitting on vast and under-utilised oceanic territories that have the potential to unlock enormous economic value, if properly governed.
Suspected Somali pirates captured by the Dutch navy working under NATO command.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and some very fast cars for The Grand Tour.
The new motoring series will be used to help launch another video on demand service in Australia. But will consumers find away to access the show and avoid paying another fee?
Maritime security is a problem in the Indian Ocean. Different countries use a variety of means to protect their regions.
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Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Copyright is currently skewed in favour of producers, not consumers.
The Productivity Commission's report into copyright reform will be good for the public, good for innovation and good for Australia.
Cyber crime costs the Australian economy millions of dollars a year.
Cyber security is now a priority for the government, with $230 million committed to its new Cyber Security Strategy. But is it enough?
Nigeria’s Nollywood ranks second to India’s Bollywood in terms of films produced each year.
The world's third-largest movie industry in Nigeria is in danger of collapse. It is not to do with patrons staying away from the films. It is caused by a menace right in the heart of the industry.
Many students don’t consider downloading textbooks to be piracy.
When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement.
The buzz surrounding Oscar-nominated films extends to illegal downloads.
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Illegal downloads proliferate during awards season. Are film leaks simply the cost of doing business?
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
This could be the final act in the legal battle to recoup money from Australians who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
Play your part in reducing online piracy: a campaign by the IP Awareness Foundation.
Screengrab/IP Awareness Foundation
A welcome fall in the number of people in Australia who admit to pirating movies and television shows. But what's the cause off this shift in online behaviour?
New research shows that not all illegal downloaders are created equally.
Beginning about 20 years ago, the internet placed almost the entirety of human creation in an unguarded window display and said, in effect, help yourself. But that's not to say all illegal downloaders are the same.
A pause, not a halt in legal attempts to claim money from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club, which starred Jared Leto (left) and Matthew McConaughey (right).
The Federal Court has said no to an attempt to claim potentially thousands of dollars from people who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. But the downloaders are not in the clear yet.
BitTorrent site Pirate Bay is one of those often targeted in anti-piracy legislation.
The government's new anti-piracy bill is not the best solution to online piracy. What really works is easily accessible and affordable legal means to acquire the latest content.
Global recording companies are casting their eye to the continent as music’s digital revolution continues.
The way Africa consumes is music has changed dramatically because of the smartphone explosion.
Australians who illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club could soon be receiving letters asking for payment.
Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features
How much might Australians caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club be charged for their indescretion?