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Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard ‘treasure’

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Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard‘s flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel – but they’re fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations. The Florida-based company, Intersal Inc., found little loot when it discovered the Queen Anne’s Revenge almost 20 years ago, but it eventually gained a contract for rights to photos and videos…

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