Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 28 15:54:36 UTC 2011

Not introducing any new use or meaning or antedating anything. However,
most of the quotations in OED piratical 3. are for piratical printers
and publishers (one exception is 1759 which refers to a specific
publication or publisher). Enter "piratical domains".

> For Lofgren, at least, opposing an expansion of copyright law won't be
> a novel task. After the Department of Homeland Security began seizing
> alleged piratical domains last fall, Lofgren wrote a letter to the
> department expressing concerns about the practice.

The piece might be worth a read, in general, if you are concerned with
the developing copyright bill. Comments from lawyers on the ABA
copyright subcommittee branded the bill "dangerous".

More on the bill here:


A PDF copy of the bill:



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