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Piracy: Today and in the Future

19 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2011  

Timothy Mark Kaufmann

The Health Law Partners, P.C.

Date Written: April 30, 2011


Piracy is not a uniquely modern problem. Piracy has been around for as long as man has sailed the waters of this world. Therefore, to fully understand the piracy issues currently plaguing the world it is necessary to understand the history of piracy worldwide. This paper begins with analysis of Caribbean and North African piracy. It then analyzes the current piracy scenario and the legal regimes which governs the treatment of these pirates. Finally, it offers some suggestions as to the most effective methods to discourage piracy today.

Keywords: Piracy, International Law, Trade, Maritime, History

JEL Classification: K19, K33, K42, N70

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Kaufmann, Timothy Mark, Piracy: Today and in the Future (April 30, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Timothy Mark Kaufmann (Contact Author)

The Health Law Partners, P.C. ( email )

United States

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