Piracy affecting the economy – Davies

2011-04-30 08:10

The sale of pirated CDs and DVDs was affecting the economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said yesterday.

The pirate trade was affecting the livelihood of artists, he said at the roll-out of an anti-piracy campaign in the Free State.

Davies said the implications of piracy were “huge” and called on South Africans to support the campaign.

The campaign was the result of a meeting at which artists had voiced their concerns about piracy, copyright mismanagement and the distribution of royalties. 

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