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4th Circuit provides new definition of piracy (access required)

It’s been nearly 200 years since an American court convicted anyone of piracy – that’s the seagoing, ship-raiding piracy, not the music-downloading kind. Last year, a Norfolk federal court convicted a group of Somali nationals of piracy, and on May 23, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that conviction, in a decision that ...

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