Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Crimes of robbery, kidnapping, and similar activities on the high seas. The trial and punishment of such pirates may be under international law, or under the laws of the particular nation where the pirate has been captured. 2) A colloquial term without legal significance often used to describe willful copyright, patent, and trademark infringement.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm