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Councils join piracy fight

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, April 04, 2014

IN a move described by the Fiji Intellectual Properties Office (FIPO) as historic, proprietors of DVD movie and music outlets in parts of the Western Division have agreed not to pirate locally-produced iTaukei and Hindi music.

After meeting with Lautoka, Ba and Tavua special administrator Praveen Bala on Wednesday, FIPO's head of enforcement Terence O'Neill-Joyce said the commitment by municipal councils and stakeholders to protect locally-produced music was a step in the right direction.

"This is unprecedented," he said.

"I have met municipal councils and stakeholders in Sigatoka, Nadi, Ba, Tavua and Lautoka and the fact that business owners have taken it upon themselves to refrain from pirating local music in partnership with municipal councils is good for Fiji."

Mr Bala said the unanimous decision by stakeholders to stop copying and selling local music was positive.





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