How big is the piracy problem? Will it go away? We look behind the headlines to the significance of Department of Communications piracy research released this week.
Joseph Ferdinand Kepler drew a cartoon version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance to protest the pirating of artistic works in the US before the introduction of viable copyright laws. The show was ripped off mercilessly, along the other G&S works. The pirate producer is seen as a jack-in-a-box on a spring.
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