Anti-piracy
Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copy...
Barbary Wars
The 'Barbary Wars were two wars fought at different times over the same reasons between the United States of America and the Barbary states (the de jure Ottoman Empire possessions of, but de facto in...
Capture of the Fancy
The Capture of the Fancy was a famous British victory over two pirate ships under Captain Edward Low. When off Delaware Bay Low attacked a Royal Navy man-of-war which he mistook for a whaler. The resu...
James Brooke
James, Rajah of Sarawak, KCB (born James Brooke; 29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868) was a British adventurer whose exploits in the Malay Archipelago made him the first White Rajah of Sarawak.Born in India ...
Edward Jordan
Edward Jordan (1771–1809) was an Irish rebel, fisherman and pirate in Nova Scotia. He was typical of the violent but short-lived pirates in the 19th century following the end of "Golden Age of Piracy...
Iquan's Party
Iquan's Party (Chinese: 一官黨) is the name of an armed merchant company led by Zheng Zhilong (also known by his baptismal name Nicholas Iquan Gaspard) that appears in the novel The chronicles of Zhe...
David Porter (naval officer)
David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in the rank of captain and the honorary title of commodore. Porter commanded a number of U.S. naval ships...
Hennig Wichmann
Hennig Wichmann (died 1402) was one of the leaders of the Likedeeler, an association of former Victual Brothers who had turned pirate.Together with Klaus Störtebeker and Magister Wigbold, he wreaked h...
Bayda, Libya
Bayda - Elbeida (/ˈbaɪdə/ or /ˈbeɪdə/; Arabic: البيضاء‎ Al Baiḍāʾ  listen ), also spelled Az Zāwiyah al Bayḑā’, Zāwiyat al Bayḑā’,Beida El Beida and known as Beda Littoria under I...
Offences at Sea Act 1799
The Offences at Sea Act 1799 (39 Geo 3 c 37) is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. It is still in force. It extended the jurisdiction of British courts to crimes committed by British subjects ...
Hostis humani generis
Hostis humani generis (Latin for "enemy of mankind") is a legal term of art that originates in admiralty law. Before the adoption of public international law, maritime pirates and slavers were held to...
Capture of the El Mosquito
The Capture of the El Mosquito refers to the defeat of Roberto Cofresí and his pirate ship off the port town of Boca Del Infierno, Puerto Rico by American and Spanish forces in March 1825. United Stat...
USS Wild Cat (1822)
USS Wildcat was a two masted schooner displacing 48 tons and was part of a naval fleet, the West Indies Squadron, that sailed to the Caribbean to subdue the occurrence of pirate raids on merchant shi...
Second Barbary War
The Second Barbary War (1815), also known as the Algerine or Algerian War, was the second of two wars fought between the United States and the Ottoman Empire's North African regencies of Tripoli, Tuni...
April 2009 raid off Somalia
The April 2009 raid off Somalia was a military operation conducted by France and Germany to retake the French yacht Tanit on 9 April 2009, a yacht which had been captured by Somali pirates on April 4,...
Treaty with Algiers (1815)
The Treaty with Algiers was signed on June 30, 1815, between the United States of America and the "Barbary State" of Algiers, nominally part of the Ottoman Empire. As the treaty provided in Article On...
Derna, Libya
Derna /ˈdɜrnə/ (Arabic: درنة‎ Darnah) is a port city in eastern Libya. It has a population of 100,000–150,000. It was the seat of one of the wealthiest provinces in the Barbary States, and ...
Lex Gabinia
Among the laws of ancient Rome, the Lex Gabinia (Gabinian Law) of 67 BC granted Pompeius Magnus ("Pompey the Great") extraordinary proconsular powers in any province within 50 miles of the Mediterrane...