Thursday, 20 November 2008

Piracy emphasis dominates

Following an earlier post on President-elect Barack Obama's possible attitude toward IP, there is already a news report that Obama has picked "the nation's top law enforcement official", Attorney General to Eric H. Holder Jr., "who could be a strong ally in the entertainment industry's ongoing war on piracy." Holder has repeatedly noted the importance of IP as a major economic force and the need to protect it, according to the article.

Closer to Africa, The Statesman (Ghana's oldest mainstream newspaper) reports that Piracy is the most visible barrier to success of African musical talent. "In some West African countries, pirated music dominates as much as 90% of the market. No African country has restricted pirated music to less than a destructive 25% of the market."

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