The Law of Piracy in Popular Culture


Subject:
Crime , Pirates

Description:
This 2000 article discusses "how the legal regime that has governed piracy is reflected in current works of popular culture. After briefly reviewing the background of pirate literature from the 17th to the 20th centuries" the article pays special attention to the depiction of pirates and piracy in films and television. Topics discussed include egalitarianism, pirate punishments, and jurisdiction over pirates. Reprinted from the Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce.

Creator:
Gutoff, Jonathan M.

Publisher:
Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law

Language:
English

Source:
http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/jmlc/gutoff31.htm


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