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Multichoice South Africa Warns Of Possible Increase In Content Piracy

Multichoice South Africa and its subsidiary M-Net have raised fresh concerns about the changes in the copyright laws being proposed in South Africa. The company is saying that the new laws are not enough to protect owners, producers and publishers of broadcast content against piracy.

The company also decried the new legislation, which according to them, seems to give 'inordinate level' of power to the South African ministry of trade and communications to prescibe business terms of agreements as it related to rates, royalties and tariffs for content production and publication. This, they believe, will impact adversely on investments in local content for TV and films in South Africa, with the attendant problem that the level of local content being produced in the country would be severely limited.

 

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