The pirate life with the classic cannons, muskets, and cutlasses has been glorified and embellished in media and popular culture. After all, everyone secretly wants to live a life of adventure, taking whatever they want, and pretty much doing what they want. The action also added to the excitement. Unfortunately, the actual life wasn’t as glamorous as one would think.
Now in the modern world, piracy takes the form of illegally sharing and downloading copyrighted material. Though actual piracy with boats still takes place in poor waters around Somalia, and it is a serious headache for everyone involved. Luckily, some ships are able to get armed guards.