Fiji Time: 3:46 AM on Thursday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$68m loss

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, August 09, 2014

THE Fiji Performing Rights Association says government loses about $68million annually to movie and music pirates in the country.

Association chairman Eremasi Tamanisau said according to studies conducted by the association, unscrupulous movie and music traders were pocketing millions in tax-free dollars while local musicians that created original musical works were struggling to put food on the table.

"The buying public who create demand for these stolen properties are also equal partners in this deplorable crime," he said.

"We request the government — through the Fiji Police Force, Director of Public Prosecutions and the Judiciary — to counter this cancerous growth with the full brunt of the law."

Last year, Sigatoka businessman Fariyad Ali — owner of Coastal Trading — was fined $12,000 by the High Court in Lautoka for selling pirated copies of locally produced music.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65790.6389
JPY 54.478551.4785
GBP 0.37630.3683
EUR 0.44330.4313
NZD 0.70410.6711
AUD 0.64690.6219
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Akbar: It takes time to deliver
  2. Disciplinary advice for Kiro grounding
  3. Non-performing contractors 'are out'
  4. Hero's welcome
  5. Subsidy plea
  6. 788 land leases renewed
  7. Qiliho warns officers
  8. Singh: Teachers still affected by board
  9. Fiji marks Anzac Day
  10. Union awaits word

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  2. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  3. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  4. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  5. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  6. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  7. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  9. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)