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Nascam to continue fighting piracy

By Jeoffrey Mukubi

With many music composers releasing their annual offerings this season, the Nascam CEO John Max has urged the public not to engage in music piracy.

In Namibia piracy convictions are close to none, a problem Nascam is well aware of. This is because most of the piracy is done with personal devices that are not linked to any networks which could ultimately determine the IP or source of the pirate.
Speaking to unWrap.online recently John Max said that it is a common practice every year, this time, for musicians to release their latest songs or albums.

“At the same time the criminals are also on the increase to catch the latest releases and distribute without owners consent or permission, this happens either freely or where they charge unapproved low fees or prices from the owners of the music,” said Max.

He, however, stressed that Nascam discourages the practice of piracy and invites the Namibian Police to be on the lookout for those selling music illegally without the owner’s approval. He further requested the Namibian Police to confiscate Jukebox’s that are operating without a Copyright Music License from Nascam.

“All the music licenses should be displayed at the premises where music is auditable. Let’s support our musicians by buying music directly from legitimate sources,” Max said.

If one is found pirating content, they will be charged as per the Copyright and Neighboring Right Protection Act of 1994.

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