Friday, March 06, 2009

You Forgot One Very Important Thing...

PirateImage by joedawson via Flickr

Pirate (n)
1254, from O.Fr. pirate, from L. pirata "sailor, sea robber," from Gk. peirates "brigand, pirate," lit. "one who attacks," from peiran "to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try," from peira "trial, an attempt, attack," from PIE base *per- "try" (cf. L. peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment, risk, danger," see peril). Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913. The verb is first recorded 1574 [Source]
Software Piracy
Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by copyright law, in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.

For electronic and audio-visual media, unauthorized reproduction and distribution is occasionally referred to as piracy (an early reference was made by Daniel Defoe in 1703 when he said of his novel True-born Englishman : "Its being Printed again and again, by Pyrates"[2]). The practice of labeling the act of infringement as "piracy" actually predates copyright itself.

My partner invited me to attend a fancy dress party with her this evening and although I left limited time to secure a costume I rate the finished item. Originally the choice was between the Gingerbread Man from Shrek and Captain Jack Sparrow. The Gingerbread Man was a popular choice with my work colleagues but the Pirate I relate to most for obvious reasons.

Wasn't sure on the trouser/shoes combination and arriving at my partners she made the final decision that they were more MC Hammer than Captain Jack. The makeup really completes the look and although I had purchased a moustache and beard, I ended up using eyeliner pencil to create my own design! Should be an eventful evening :)

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