Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Pirates turned enforcers?

In part comment to Jeremy's posting immediately below, according to a radio interview by BBC World Nick Rankin explains that the US economy claims that in 2007 it lost £58 billion pounds and 273,000 jobs due to international piracy. However he goes on to point out that "the United States were themselves the biggest intellectual pirates in the 19th century. British authors like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had to fight to be paid any royalties for their written work in America. It seems like yesterday's pirates are today's enforcers." An interesting prognosis for China and hopefully, Africa too. To listen to the interview and Nick's investigation into modern day sea piractes off the coast of Africa, click on the link above.
Unfortuantely there is no delightful typo or faux paus to report on this time (except mine).

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