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Protect our creativity

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, December 15, 2012

STOP stealing our music!

This was the message from the Fiji Performing Rights Association (FPRA) as they marched through Suva yesterday.

Artists, composers, members of FPRA like South Pacific Recording and Procera Music, representatives from the Fiji Intellectual Property Office and other stakeholders from the music industry were part of the march all voicing the same concern over the illegal reproduction of their music in Fiji.

"Composers have a number of rights under the Fiji Copyright Act 1999 which allow them to make a living from the sale of music, over the years, now more than ever, this has not been the case because our music is now being illegally reproduced," FPRA director Laisa Vulakoro said.

Ms Vulakoro said it was a shame that people did not fully understand the consequences of illegally reproducing music.

She said making music was like any other job, honest and a lot of hard work put into it.

"We too need to put bread on the table, we have families too that we need to support. Illegal reproduction of music should be stopped," she said.





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