Piracy stories

Avast is a popular anti-virus program that you can download and use entirely for free, with the company hoping that you'll like their product enough to buy a full license. Despite the try-it-forever price of $0, people still pirate the full version, and rather than freaking out about this, the company decided to just watch what happened as one particular license key got stolen like crazy.
Right now, the data you find on the Internet is more or less eternal. Sites come and go, sure, but traces remain, and as long as there's someplace to store information that information will persist. Maybe it shouldn't, according to a Dutch researcher, as if data degraded over time we'd more security and less piracy.
Defending an oil tanker from pirates is a tricky business. On the one hand, you've got cargo worth upwards of 100 million in black gold; then again, you really don't want bullets and RPGs whizzing around when your vessel is...