Piracy in Tanzania: Artists Urged to Know Copyright Law

Regulation & Policy

Tanzanian dance music veteran John Kitime has said one of the challenges which cause artistes to lose their rights is because they do not know the copyright law.

Kitime mentioned the reason when he was speaking to Mlimani TV in a special interview conducted in Dar-es-Salaam.

According to Tanzania Daily News, the music veteran blamed artistes for not taking time to educate themselves on how copyright law works and how they can use it to protect their works.

"For example nowadays Bongo movies artistes are crying. They always complain that there is a film piracy. I encourage them to educate themselves on the copyright law which can support their war."

Despite production of many movies and albums Tanzanian artistes continue to live in poverty due to the increase of fake CDs and DVDs.