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Ghana Warns Local TV Stations Not to Air ‘Pirated’ Films * TorrentFreak


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Virtually anyone with an Internet connection can access pirated movies and TV shows in a few keystrokes. In some cases, an Internet connection isn’t even required. In Ghana, TV stations are reportedly showing pirated films to their viewers. This is so rampant that the Government’s film authority has issued a warning.

family watching tvCopyright infringement is a global issue and Ghana is no exception. With broadband access on the rise, the country’s online piracy volume has grown by 100% over the past five years.

Even households that don’t have decent Internet may inadvertently contribute to the problem. As it turns out, local TV stations regularly broadcast films without permission from rightsholders.

This type of TV-sponsored ‘piracy’ is not new. In recent years, we have seen more examples, including in Iran, where local state TV didn’t even bother removing the pirate watermark before airing a film. More often than not, however, viewers can’t see whether the…

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