Who were some famous pirates?
Pirates are a group of people who engage in unauthorized versions of copyright material, mostly in the form of music, movies or books.
The term comes from the old trade practice of looting treasure hidden on ships. Piracy has always existed in some form or another, but it’s become more widespread and sophisticated with the advent of new technologies such as USB drives and torrents.
Piracy is often used to describe copyright infringement online for profit or other commercial gain. There is considerable debate about what degree of piracy should be considered criminal rather than as a violation such as copyright infringement through general distribution.