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Kevin Marks:

    Do you know why the RIAA call copying files without their permission ‘piracy’?

    Back in the 1960s, radio in the UK was completely run by the BBC, the state-licensed monopoly broadcaster. The way round this was to broadcast from outside the UK, after the fashion of Radio Luxembourg.

    Radio stations on boats, of which Radio Caroline was the most famous and longest lasting, were called ‘pirate radio’ because they were operating in international waters, beyond the reach of national laws.

    This history of Radio Caroline contains this interesting incident, which may prove inspiring to those currently labelled pirates….

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