This article is about the meaning of the word "piracy". I started a joke It considers the text, co-text and context of that word in the rouge rendering of "piracy" as a vexed legal construct over time and place. The abstract begins with these words: In the "co-text-ed" areas of maritime law, broadcasting law and commercial trade law, the word of "piracy" has been "overdetermined" by a number of varied historical, political, economic and social forces, both national and international. In that regard, George Orwell's observation about the politically changing meaning of words in an article on page 3 of the JLRI Journal, should also be taken into consideration. The articles presented have been made available here within a subject-context, and not in the date-order in which they first appeared in a publication.

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