[kictanet] Digital Piracy - Nigeria Copyright Proposed Bill in Parliament

Mark Kipyegon mkipyegon at outlook.com
Tue Apr 28 06:24:31 EAT 2015

Sir, while your cause is a noble one it is my opinion that the approach taken to counter digital piracy is wrong.

Empirical evidence would suggest that measures such as ISP imposed blocks, domain takedowns and the threat of massive fines have failed in mature markets. 

As a country we can do better than this and find a solution that works for the copyright holders without restricting the consumers' freedom to access the Internet.


On 28 Apr 2015, at 00:09, "Bernard Kioko via kictanet" <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> A number of you took issue with my going to court to petition for ISPs to block piracy websites – by saying it would amount to restricting internet freedom. Well Nigeria seems be ahead on the same.
> http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/04/ncc-proposes-bill-on-digital-piracy-to-impose-two-percent-levy-on-dvds-others/
> Regards
> Bernard

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