Something I’ve written for McCann

When author and DJ Matt Mason talks about pirates he’s not thinking about Blackbeard, Captain Pugwash or pieces of eight but those who are criticised for taking others ideas, copyright or intellectual property without permission, often trying to make money whilst doing so. If their actions were legal they would be called entrepreneurs and be hailed by society, but more often than not they are considered pariahs, sucking up all that other people and companies have created and giving nothing back.
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Pirate\'s Dilemma