Ghana clamps down on hard copy piracy

April 2005

Record Labels, Film & Television, Music Publishing

A joint exercise undertaken by Ghana’s National Anti-Piracy Task Force of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service and the Police led to the arrest of 12 suspects included Nigerians and Ghanaians and the seizure of 7,632 pirated CDS. The operation was undertaken at the CEPS checkpoint at Dadala Junction in the Volta region. The CDs seized included foreign and local music and movies. The local artistes affected were Slim Busterr, Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong, Esther Smith, Christina Love and Ama Boahemaa, among others. The suspects will be charged under copyright legislation and in addition those found to possess pornographic material will face additional charges under Section 280 of the Criminal Code of 1960.

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