Highlife legend, Nana Tuffour is calling on the government of the Republic of Ghana to help Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO) to fight piracy.
“Looking at the industry, everything looks like both the association and the government have not been able to enforce the laws of the organization. Thus the law enforcement agencies like the police, the judiciary must help enforce the law as well.
”Government must upgrade our laws especially those governing GHAMRO. The government must help enforce them for us and arrest people who breach the copyright laws” – he said passionately.
Nana Tuffour noted that the activities of pirates have really made it difficult for right owners (musicians) in the industry to benefit.
Over the period, management of Ghana Music Right Organisation (GHAMRO) has declared its readiness to fight music pirates until all intellectual property thieves whose activities are impoverishing copyright owners are flushed out of the system and brought to justice.
The organisation has as well promised that it will not relent in its efforts to bring to an end the nefarious operations of music pirates who build their wealth on copyright theft.
GHAMRO management made its intentions known at a one-day copyright workshop for selected members of the police, copyright monitoring team and GHAMRO enforcement team
But according to music maestro, the inclusion of government will help to bring an end to the crisis as early as possible. He further revealed that the unlawful activities have been committed by both Ghanaians and outsider.
“People duplicate our works and sell, while others through pen drives, online and other things they tend to benefit at the expense of our hard time earnings”. He lamented.
“With all these, the government must implement the laws to protect us” Nana Tuffour begged.