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A recent addition to Underground Tokyo, Information Pirates have been issued licences as data privateers by rival factions to further the destablization of intellectual property. Anything they steal - be it cash, customer data, breakbeat, business plan, keepsake ashtray - they can keep, provided it acts to the detriment of the pirate's patron's enemies.

The Information Pirate was seen as a romantic notion until the development of the IP_kill utilities towards the inconclusive end of the mid-21st century Open Source Wars.