State Sanctioned Piracy?

Dr. E Lee SpenceMarch 28, 2017 – Like major theft on the high seas, the infringement of copyright is known as “piracy,” and is considered a serious crime. U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle has correctly shot down an attempt by North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and others to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Nautilus Productions LLC after the state legislature passed a law (commonly known as “Blackbeard’s Law”) that allowed officials with the State of North Carolina to effectively pirate and use literally years of properly registered, copyrighted work and intellectual property, consisting of photos and video produced and belonging to Nautilus, without permission or payment.