How has Piracy Affected the Music and Film Industry?

Piracy isn’t a new word in the eyes of right-thinking citizens. In fact, Kenya as country piracy has continued to co-exist. Different talents have come forth to complain about how the latter has affected their returns.

In the world of music, we have artists who produce music albums. An album which has a approximately 6-9 songs has a good chance of giving the artist money in return if he or she sells the CD’s without piracy coming to play.

Unfortunately, what happens is when the album is released, there are people out there who buy the original album and dub it into many CD’s. They eventually sell the dubbed CDs at a lower price in the market.

The Kenyan market is full of pirated works. Someone just awaits for an act to work hard no sooner he or she finishes the work, a middleman comes along to sustain his or her pirated works.

We’ve seen acts such as DJ Afro and others doing a different rendition of movies acted outside the country. The Dj Afro and his cohorts are likely to be making a lot of money at the expense of the films or movies that are from the western world.

A question that keeps popping on people’s mind is that do these people who pirate other works have authentic copyrights to the works? Well for some, the musicians allow them to use their works but for others, it’s not the case.

Different musicians have expressed one of the challenges they encounter on a daily basis is piracy. Others have been to forced to pop out of music or film industry as the return is negative. This has led to a loss of jobs to the producers and even those who propel the industry.


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