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How to stop piracy of movies in Nigeria – Directors


By Taiye Olayemi

Some Nigerian movie administrators on Monday provided options that might deal with the issue of piracy within the nation.

They gave varied ideas in separate interviews with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN studies that piracy has been an issue for hundreds of years with miscreants duplicating and promoting films from film producers, stopping them from getting return on their investments.

One of many movie’s administrators, Mr Temple Golden, mentioned the issue of piracy could possibly be solved if the general public was correctly knowledgeable in regards to the implications of the act.

Golden mentioned the general public needs to be made conscious that films are individuals’s mental property that shouldn’t be tampered with.

He additionally suggested the federal authorities to create a purposeful process pressure that may all the time loot the markets the place piracy is perpetually practiced, single out the pirates and face the wrath of the legislation.

“Authorities wants to show society that piracy is dangerous, films prior to now have introduced the nation some overseas forex and continues to be in a position to do the identical if piracy will be tackled,” he mentioned.

One other movie director, Mr. Oladimeji Abidakun, additionally mentioned that one other solution to curb the actions of film pirates was to harness the pirates and entice them as authorized film entrepreneurs.

Abidakun mentioned it will permit the movie producers to get some return on their investments, and the pirates would even be positively concerned.

He famous that the film pirates must comply with jettison that unlawful act and register as a member of a acknowledged advertising and marketing affiliation.

“With the expertise I gained from serving on the duty pressure earlier than, I feel utilizing film pirates as authorized film entrepreneurs will resolve the issue.

“They’re engaged in piracy within the quest to earn a residing, so being a marketer will put some cash of their pocket and copying films will not enchantment to them,” he mentioned.

Likewise, Francis Abang, a movie director and screenwriter, mentioned the federal authorities ought to take full possession of any movie produced within the nation so that each movie produced will get an official seal.

Abang mentioned Seal will defend the movies from duplication and whoever is caught duplicating such movies will face the wrath of the legislation.

Abang known as on the federal authorities to provide its full help to the trade, as their colleagues in different climates get pleasure from.

“Ghanawood, which was in contrast to Nollywood, is now making its manner because the Ghanaian authorities absolutely helps the trade.

“Nigerian actors must also get some help from our authorities to enhance the trade. If the federal government takes it actually severely, piracy would have been a solved drawback,” he mentioned.

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