A feared scouge of the oceans, Beardbeard the Needlessly Redundant was a Dutch pirate who operated in the late 19th century. Often credited as being the first music pirate, Beardbeard was notorious for stealing shipments of music supplies, including sheet music and phonograph records. His continued piracy greatly angered the Composers' Guild, who sought to have him charged with a fine the size of a king's ransom (which was, back then, an actual amount of money.) But they were never able to catch Beardbeard. The most commonly accepted theory states that he escaped to the East Indies in search of its legendary supplies of "p0rn". History may never know.