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MultiChoice: TV piracy won’t be tolerated as 3 get jail sentence

2017-07-05 17:00

MultiChoice says TV content piracy in Africa won’t be tolerated, saying the conviction of three content pirates shows that content piracy is a serious offense.

Vessel being attacked off Yemen's coast

2017-04-08 21:43

A piracy watchdog, UK Maritime Trade Operations, says it believes a tanker is being attacked and could have been boarded off war-ravaged Yemen.

African Union should do more to prevent marine piracy - expert

2017-01-11 12:13

The African Union should play a bigger role to ensure the safekeeping of crew members and cargo ships in African waters, says the Marine Crew Services.

Dotcom demands live-stream of extradition appeal

2016-08-29 13:02

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal against extradition from New Zealand to the United States on Monday arguing for his case to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing.

Indonesia frees vessel captured by pirates

2016-05-10 07:12

Indonesia has freed a Singapore-flagged vessel captured by pirates off the coast of Borneo island, and detained nine suspects involved in the hijacking.

Indonesian sailors kidnapped off Malaysia

2016-04-16 15:35

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state.

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

2016-04-14 08:38

Seven Somali pirates have been sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.

MultiChoice on the hunt for TV thieves

2015-11-05 13:49

MultiChoice will be appointing a Cyber Piracy Investigator who will aggressively go after South Africans who illegally download TV content.

African leaders plan joint piracy response

2015-06-03 17:14

African leaders will meet in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy.

Five nabbed for selling fake cigarettes

2015-03-08 16:27

Five people have been arrested for dealing in illicit cigarettes after they were found in possession of R24m worth of the contraband in Witbank.

 

Man arrested for uploading Deadpool to his Facebook page

2017-06-14 10:50

Federal prosecutors say a man was arrested in central California for allegedly uploading the Marvel film Deadpool to his Facebook page.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

2017-01-15 10:17

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage".

Maritime kidnappings surge in 2016 - piracy report

2017-01-10 13:03

Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau's annual piracy report.

Twelve Somalis sentenced to five years for piracy

2016-08-12 07:28

Twelve Somalis who attacked a container ship in the Indian Ocean were sentenced to five years in jail in Mauritius, a reminder of the region's battle against piracy.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Cape startup taps Bitcoin to fight piracy

2016-04-15 12:33

Bitcoin bounty hunters could help stem the tide of movies leaking online illegally if a South African startup has its way.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

World losing up to R27trn in illicit economy

2015-10-27 09:39

Counterfeiting and piracy alone will cost the global economy R24.17trn in 2015, which is nearly 10% of the global trade in merchandise.

Torrent users tap into Cape Town’s free Wi-Fi

2015-03-10 13:51

A file sharing service is the most used application at the city's free internet hotspots, but officials are mulling preventing access to potential illegal downloads in future.

Pirate Bay website offline after police raid

2014-12-10 09:51

Police in Sweden have carried out a raid against controversial file sharing website ‘The Pirate Bay’, according to reports.

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