Sorry, but that is nothing like piracy.
like piracy? Did you actually read
The hallmarks of piracy are intent to harm and rob,
He was detained without cause and threatened with thousands of dollars in fines, in one case where he couldn't have possibly been where he was alleged to be. All of this backed by the force of the U.S. Government. You don't think that's harmful? You don't think he was robbed of his time?
It may seem minor you you, but I find it exceedingly objectionable.
and it is committed by non-government entities operating beyond the physical or legal boundaries of any jurisdiction.
First of all: Nowhere does any definition of "piracy" I've seen have anything to say about "legal boundaries" or "jurisdictions." Secondly: Just because the behaviour is government-sponsored, doesn't automatically make it "not piracy." Privateers were nothing more than government-approved pirates.
In short, violence and lawlessness ...
Yeah, governments never
engage in violence or lawlessness.
As for other countries: ...
I don't really care about "other governments." I care about my
government. I'm not much liking what I'm seeing.
Perhaps you don't mind living under the heels of jack-booted thugs, JRP, but others of us happen to be under what you probably find to be the curious misconception that what our fathers and forefathers lived and died for was a country free of such things.
I tend to be exceedingly supportive of law enforcement. But if any cop, land or sea, abuses me in a manner such as that experienced by MedSailor, my Congressional representatives, both State and Federal, are going to hear about it.