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2011-05-31 09:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up this year to offer an exclusive discount to Pirates fans with a Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license. Advance purchase of outfield box seats for select Friday night games - July 8 and 22, Aug. 5 and 19, and Sept. 9 and 23 - at PNC Park will be $18, and include a limited edition Pirates hat and T-shirt. All tickets must be ordered at least one week...

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2011-05-27 10:05:18

A 13 ft. long anchor found recently off the coast of North Carolina believed to be from the flagship of infamous pirate Blackbeard is going to be raised for the first time in almost 300 years, reports the Associated Press (AP). The anchor is the second-largest artifact from Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, which lies off the coast of Beaufort, sinking in 1718, just five months before Blackbeard was killed in a battle at Ocracoke Inlet. The anchor is located atop other items that the...

2011-05-18 16:49:00

International Trade Commission investigation finds up to 2.1 million US jobs at stake WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rampant intellectual property theft and restrictive indigenous innovation policies in China cost the US economy up to 2.1 million jobs, an investigation by the US International Trade Commission has found. Conducted at the request of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and former Ranking Member, now Senior Committee Member Chuck...

2011-05-11 23:01:00

Global survey finds too many people don't understand they are stealing WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Theft of software for personal computers leapt 14 percent globally in 2010 to a record commercial value of $59 billion, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported today in the 2010 BSA Global Software Piracy Study. That amount has nearly doubled in real terms since 2003. Emerging economies are the driving forces behind the trend, the report finds, because that is...

2011-05-10 09:58:00

Individuals Drive SIIA's Fight Against Software & Content Piracy WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced today that it paid $25,000 in rewards during April 2011 to three individuals who reported cases of corporate end-user software or content piracy. The SIIA Corporate Anti-Piracy Program uses verifiable tips to launch...

2011-05-04 13:25:00

NEWARK, N.J., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The collapse of Beluga Shipping - one of the world's largest heavy-lift and project cargo carriers -- has heightened examination of the stability and future of Germany's KG houses, reports Breakbulk Magazine. The May-June Breakbulk issue also includes Drewry Shipping Consultants' analysis of the multipurpose fleet's primary competition, an in-depth special report on piracy and details on BHP Billiton's $80 billion expansion plans. Other stories...

2011-05-03 15:35:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltic Trading Limited (NYSE: BALT) ("Baltic Trading" or the "Company") today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The following financial review discusses the results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010. Since the Company began operations in October 2009 and took delivery of its first vessel on April 8, 2010, comparable historical data for the three months ended March 31, 2010 does not...

2011-05-02 09:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pirate Discovery App, the official mobile app for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, is now available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Available on select Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets, the Pirate Discovery App immerses fans in a world of Pirates content before, during and after the movie is available in theaters on May 20th. The...

2011-04-06 09:00:00

Manufacturers and Distributors are the most frequent violators WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of all suspected cases of corporate software piracy in America last year originated in six states, according to an analysis by the Business Software Alliance. California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Michigan together produced 49.3 percent of the reports BSA received in 2010 from sources alleging that companies were using unlicensed software. As the...

2011-03-23 14:30:14

International piracy costs the shipping industry billions of dollars a year and leads to high-profile murders that make global headlines. Longstanding concerns over piracy have led to numerous international laws and conventions designed to keep pirates in check "“ but research from North Carolina State University shows that the tangled network of laws may actually be helping pirates escape justice. "We wanted to know why the international community is not working together and taking...


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