Thursday, June 20, 2013
Pakistani warship in Djibouti on anti-piracy mission
Djibouti`s Defence Minister and several other senior officers of the armed forces paid a visit to th...
Kerala software engineer develops anti-piracy software
A Kerala-based software engineer has come up with an anti-piracy device to check recording of movies...
World sea piracy down 35 per cent in first quarter
An international maritime watchdog says world sea piracy fell 35 per cent in the first quarter of th...
Indo-French naval exercise off Goa coast on April 17
India and France will be holding a joint naval exercise off the Goa coast on April 17, which is main...
New law to be enacted to prosecute sea pirates: Govt to SC
The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it will soon bring a legislation to ensure effectiv...
Mauritius seeks India’s cooperation to combat piracy, militancy
President Pranab Mukherjee met his Mauritius counterpart President Rajkeswur Purryag in Port Louis.
Google seeks to cut funds to illegal piracy sites
Internet search giant Google is in talks with Visa, Paypal and Mastercard to block illegal websites ...
Japan to allow armed guards on vessels to tackle piracy
For the first time, Japan may allow foreign security contractors aboard Japanese flag-flying vessels...
Sea piracy drops to five-year low
The activity of sea pirates in international waters has subsided to the lowest level since 2008, acc...
Somali pirate ‘big mouth’ announces retirement from `dirty business`
Somalia pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as ‘big mouth’, has decided of moving on after being in th...
Iran denies blocking Strait of Hormuz
Iran rejected Western media reports it was planning to close the Strait of Hormuz during a six-day n...
India expresses serious concern over piracy
India has expressed serious concern over piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia.
Huge drop in pirate attacks: UN
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon previously said ransom payments cost hundreds of millions of dollar...
Guidelines to deploy guards on ships to combat piracy issued
Government has issued guidelines for deployment of armed guards on board merchant ships by the ship ...
Piracy website Newzbin2 finally shuts down
Newzbin2, a popular site that offered links to pirated content, has decided to close down.
British student avoids US extradition over piracy
A British student facing trial in the US for creating a website that allowed people watch films and ...
UNSC concerned over threat posed by piracy
The UN Security Council, under the presidency of India, has voiced deep concern over the growing thr...
UNSC adopts India initiated statement to curb piracy
The United Nations Security Council has adopted an India initiated statement expressing serious conc...
UN Security Council debates the spread of piracy
Spread of piracy around the world has prompted the UN Security Council`s first debate Monday on pira...
Russia sends anti-piracy force to Gulf of Aden
A task force from Russia`s Pacific Fleet has departed on a new anti-piracy mission off the Somali co...
World sea piracy falls to lowest level since 2008
A maritime watchdog says global sea piracy has fallen to its lowest level since 2008 as threats from...
`Piracy, terrorism threat to regional stability`
Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said India was taking steps to augment its capabilities to f...
Illegal downloaders face jail in Japan
People who possess illegally downloaded music or films in Japan can face prison for up to two years ...
Chinese search engine fined $15,000 over piracy
China`s biggest search engine Baidu has been penalised with a 95,800 yuan (around $15,000) fine for ...
Pirates free Russian tanker crew
A group of pirates hijacked an oil tanker with a Russian crew in the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa o...
Somali pirates wish ‘best regards’ in ransom letters
Somali pirates are sending politely-worded ransom letters to the owners of vessels they hijack.
Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan announces new digital album
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, who gained recognition across the border, has announced the release of a ne...
`Sea piracy worldwide drops in first half of 2012`
Overall, 177 incidents of sea piracy were reported in first six months of 2012, compared to 266 inci...
UAE pledges $1 mn to Somalia for countering piracy
The UAE called for greater international support to upgrade Somalia`s national response capabilities...
India unblocks access to video, file-sharing sites
India has now allowed access to video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay, which were b...
Court acts on Microsoft plea on software piracy
The Delhi High Court, on a plea by Microsoft Corporation, has restrained the sale of branded compute...
Want to combat piracy? Go for John Doe order
Piracy is one of the major roadblocks in the growth of the Indian film industry.
Microsoft tops Google`s removal requests
Internet search giant, Google, has been asked to remove 500,000 links from its index by Microsoft Co...
Over half of world PC users admit to pirating software: Report
Over half of the world's personal computer users, 57 percent to be precise, admit to pirating softwa...
`Over half of world PC users admit to pirating software`
Over half of the world`s personal computer users, 57 per cent to be precise, admit to pirating softw...
Shamir Tandon set to launch anti-piracy song
Composer Shamir Tandon has created an anti-piracy song to spread awareness about intellectual proper...
Piracy Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
Govt introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that provides for recognising piracy as a crime and lays dow...
World sea piracy drops 28 percent in first quarter
The number of worldwide attacks in January to March dipped to 102, down from 142 cases in the same p...
Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy
The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy...
Music industry upbeat over HC order on online piracy
Music industry has termed the Calcutta High Court order as landmark, which it feels will help contro...
India, China and Japan join hands for piracy control
India, China and Japan recently agreed for better coordination among their naval ships deployed for...
Denmark: 2 hostages dead in anti-piracy operation
Denmark`s Navy says two hostages have been killed in an anti-piracy operation off Somalia.
Powerful people backing sea brigands: Antony
Observing that cases of piracy were increasing at an alarming rate, A K Antony said the real probl...
Protests in Europe against web piracy treaty
Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe against an international anti-pir...
Iran Navy rescues tanker from pirates: Report
From time to time, Iran announces the rescue of Iranian and other vessels from pirate attacks.
Britain may try, jail Somali pirates
Pirates operating from the Somali coast have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in ransoms fro...
`Gali Gali...` screening in Anna village raises piracy fears
Though Anna Hazare watched ‘Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai’ with much enthusiasm along with other people in...
Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand
A New Zealand judge ordered the founder of online file-sharing site Megaupload.com to be held in cus...
File-sharing site Megaupload shutdown unlikely to deter piracy
The crackdown on file-sharing site Megaupload is expected to do little to reduce overall piracy of m...
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