Monday, June 17, 2024

Government attaches great importance to the fight against piracy- Kangwa Chileshe


The government says it attaches great importance to the fight against piracy as the vice derails the development of the art industry in the country.

Speaking during the Partners Against Piracy Media awards ceremony in Lusaka today, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts Permanent Secretary Kangwa Chileshe said the new dawn government is aware that for art to develop, there is need to protect content of various artistes in the country.

Mr. Chileshe said that piracy had a negative effect on government revenue adding that Journalists have a huge role to play in the fight against the scourge.

“The Media plays an important role in the fight against piracy. It helps educate the public about piracy and its effect on society by highlighting the dangers associated with selling stolen content. It also plays a critical role in fighting all form of piracy,” Mr. Kangwa said.

And speaking at the same event, National Arts Director Maanka Chimpindi said piracy had evolved in the digital era saying that it is important that people are educated about all forms of piracy through the media.

Mr. Chimpindi has since urged journalists to continue educating the public on the dangers of piracy if the fight is to be won.

10 Journalist were today awarded after they emerged victorious in various categories in the PAP Media challenge awards.

Meanwhile, Partners Against Piracy has unveiled its new logo. The unveiling of the new logo is part of the ongoing evolution and efforts to fight piracy. The new logo depicts pirated products as fake and always problematic.

Some of the Partners Against Piracy (PAP) incude Multichoice and PACRA among others.


  1. I wonder if Emmanuel Mwamba will write about music piracy…he wanted to make money corruptly from holgrams when he was Information PS, this is why he was sent to RSA.

  2. Guys mulelembekko bwino ilyashi. You make such an interesting subject so boring. I read two lines and fell asleep.

  3. I won’t agree. No government has attached great importance to the fight against piracy. In the US and Europe the intellectual property law is well supported by government. You can easily register copyright. In Zambia radio stations charge artists for playing their music when in the developed nations it is the other way round. US UK European Governments through copyright laws help the artists to collect their royalties. Art is seen as an important part of society so much that the French government pays artists to sing in French. And radio stations are encouraged to play French artists.
    Journalists don’t have any mandate to educate citizens about piracy. It’s the government and artists themselves who should do this. Music associations can work with government on ideas to combat…

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