VI. Anyone insulted against any of these objects is liable to the death penalty, or in a different way, as the shipping company considers. Exquemelin usually writes about articles of the Caribbean Buccaneers of the late 17th century. Although he attributes these articles to any buccaneer captain in particular, Exquemelin almost certainly sailed with Henry Morgan as a physician, and therefore his report probably reflects Morgan`s article more accurately than any other private or buccaneer of the time. The Pirate Code of ConductAn example of the Hackers` Code of Conduct dealt with: Pirate Code of Conduct 1 – Equal Voting RightsPirate Code of Conduct 2 – Fair share of the loot and pirates punished for those who cheatedPirate Code of Conduct 3 – Gambling was banned Code of Conduct 4 – No lights at night – a pirates sleep should not be disturbedPirate Code of Conduct 5 – Each pirate was for the care of Aihrer 6 – No women allowed on boardPirate Code of Conduct 7 – Penalty for desertificationPirate Code of Conduct 8 – No fight between pirates on board the ship Buccaneers operated under a boat item that regulates in particular the behavior of the crew. These “articles of agreement” were authority independently of each nation, and have been repeatedly called hunting party, charter party, custom of the Coast, or Jamaica discipline. In retrospect, they became pirate codes. Pirate items varied from captain to captain, and sometimes even from trip to trip, but were generally the same when it came to discipline rules, specifications from each crew member in treasures, and compensation for the wounded. A piracy code, piracy or treaty articles were a code of conduct for hackers in power.
A group of sailors who become pirates would create their own code or articles that provide for rules of discipline, sharing of stolen goods and compensation for wounded pirates. Pirate articles are closely related to the articles of the time and were derived from these products, particularly by individuals who similarly provide for discipline and regulated distribution of prey (although generally much less equal than for pirated items).  Commercial and privateer articles can be traced back to Europe in the Middle Ages, when there was a system of “shared hands” between merchants, owners and sailors to share profits.  Bartholomew Roberts` articles were similar (but not identical) to those of his former captain, Howell Davis. In return, Roberts` articles influenced those of pirates like Thomas Anstis, who served under him and then followed their own path. The pirates belonged to a fraternity and, as such, they set up an early form of health insurance as part of their statutes. Each team decided on the value of each injury and designated the most worthy right-hand man since many pirates were right-handed. Compensation was also given for the loss of the left arm, legs, finger and one or both eyes. Sometimes a wooden leg or hand hook would also be appreciated because a pirate who was used was just as dependent on its use as the man who lost a leg or a poor one. At other times, a pirate who survived his injury but was disabled, a cook, a carpenter or a sailboat, became a pirate, allowing him to participate in every treasure because he was doing a valuable service to the ship and its crew. Compensation for injuries and dismemberment came from the loot before it was shared between the pirates. These are examples of pirate codes from Charles Johnson`s “A General History of the Pyrates Book.” Even scallywags had their standards.
One of the most successful pirates in history was “Black Bart” Roberts (1682-1722), a Welsh looter who, in 1722, and one of his many teams had to find themselves in the development of the following statutes.