The term “pirate” has been – for good or ill – greatly compromised in recent history. Illegal file transfers, copyright violation, and all sorts of other non-piratey things have comfortably settled beneath the umbrella of “piracy.” But this Malaysian article would seem to bring us full circle as it indirectly criticizes folks for properly applying our favorite term to actual pirates. To accuse folks of mistaking “sea robbers” for “pirates” truly strains credulity (see what I did there? Vague PotC quote. Boo-yah!) and makes me wonder if I’ve fallen asleep and woken up in Oppositeland. Or Canada.