Articles tagged 'piracy'

Zanu PF threatens to end piracy 19 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF has promised to stamp-out piracy, a monster that has ravaged the arts industry for decades, through the introduction of “strong legislation” next year. The resolution, among others, was made at the party’s recently held 17th annual conference in Esigodini. The consolidated ...
Artists hail crackdown on vendors 24 October 2018 HARARE - Arts representatives have hailed the government crackdown on street vendors saying it is in a way helping in the fight against piracy as this action has chased away pirates off streets. They have urged recording labels to take advantage of the crackdown on vendors, and set up record b...
Mpofu calls for tougher laws against piracy 10 March 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs and Culture minister Obert Mpofu is calling for  tougher laws to stop piracy, saying it was undermining the business of cultural production more than ever. Mpofu said the police were conducting regular raids to confiscating pirated material and destroying them. “We are...
Artists pin hope on new govt 23 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean artists from various sectors have been sucked into the euphoria engulfing the nation in the aftermath of President Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday. As excited as they are by Mugabe's demise, the artists are keen to put pressure on the about-to-be-installed government...
Arrest music pirates, Grace tells police 22 June 2017 HARARE – First Lady Grace Mugabe has called on law enforcement agents to descend heavily on pirates of music CDs who she accused of stifling growth of artistes and fuelling massive job losses in the country's entertainment industry. Grace said this while addressing mourners at the late Dickson...
Manyeruke attacks fake music fans 11 October 2016 HARARE - Veteran gospel artiste Mechanic Manyeruke has accused music fans for playing a leading role in promoting piracy. Manyeruke, who boasts over four decades in the music industry, said both fans and pirates are equally blameworthy. “Music pirates are cashing in on our music because fan...
I will sell my album for $10: Jeys 29 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Afro Jazz musician Jeys Marabini said he will not submit to piracy by selling his album for $1 — instead he is selling it for $10 a copy. Marabini launched his 12-track eighth album, Thula Sana at a well-attended show at Bulawayo Theatre over the weekend. Unlike Sungura ace Alick...
Sabhuku Vharazipi producers wary of piracy 14 January 2015 HARARE - Producers of popular comedy-drama Sabhuku Vharazipi 1 and 2, Ziya Cultural Arts, say they are hesitant to promote their forthcoming project Sabhuku Vharazipi 3 before it hits the market shelves owing to rampant piracy in the country. Wellington Chindare, who plays the roles of Chairma...
'Zimura, Econet in downloading partnership' 14 January 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) is partnering mobile service provider Econet Wireless in a bid to combat piracy through music mobile data bundles. There are two applications to be used which are the Zim Tunes and Mhanzi Apps, all available on the Econet mobile network p...
Macheso bitter over piracy 2 September 2014 HARARE - Sungura ace Alick Macheso has been hard hit by piracy.Macheso's forthcoming album which is still to be titled is already available on the streets, thanks to piracy. The Tafadzwa singer wishes he could rewind time, back to the good years of the 1980s to 1990s where technology and music...
Music piracy: Shamu calls for divine help 1 September 2014 HARARE - Music piracy took centre stage at the launch of Charles and Olivia Charamba’s new album WeNazareta last week after Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services minister Webster Shamu called on the country’s churches to pray against the scourge. Shamu, who was the ...
Varsities criticised over piracy 9 June 2014 HARARE - Zimcopy, the country’s sole royalties collecting society for authors and written works, says universities are the major perpetrators of book piracy. Greenfield Chilongo, the Zimcopy executive director, told a recent capacity building workshop on intellectual property royalties that th...
Act against piracy 23 April 2014 HARARE - Music piracy poses the biggest threat to Zimbabwe’s entertainment industry which has been in a comatose state for a long time. The failure by the responsible authorities to do anything meaningful to contain the problem that has led to the near-collapse of the music industry is the maj...
Piracy uplifted me: Jusa Mupostori 6 April 2014 MUTARE - When a musician grudgingly speaks positively of a vice that has virtually killed any prospects of profitable recording, it just illustrates how music piracy has spun out of control. While shrinks may be tempted to explain Jusa Mupostori's assertion that “piracy uplifted me” as a typic...
Of arts, culture products pricing 9 February 2014 HARARE - The creative industry has been hard hit by piracy over a very long time now. Piracy has been serious partly because there are now very few formal structures for marketing and sales of arts and culture products. The book industry, for example, used to have bookshops in every corner ...
Vendors jailed 6 months each for piracy 9 November 2013 HARARE - Two music vendors were yesterday sentenced to six months' imprisonment after a Harare magistrate found them guilty of contravening the Copyright Act. Daniel Maramba, 41, and Christine Nemakonde, 24, were each sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of a $300 fine after the...
Macheso calls on govt to stop piracy 30 September 2013 HARARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso says most musicians will remain paupers until the government and police take decisive action to end music piracy. Macheso made the remarks to guests who attended Oliver Mtukudzi's tribute dinner organised by FBC Bank at the Rainbow Towers on Thursday nigh...
Unpacking piracy, copyright 18 March 2013 HARARE - A walk through town shows that street bookshops have become the norm with the formal booksellers either closed down or resorting to selling mostly imported books. Street bookshops have sprouted almost everywhere and with the accessibility of new technologies some of the books found on st...
Piracy stalls Mapfumo's new releases 28 November 2012 HARARE - Self-exiled Chimurenga star Thomas Mapfumo is withholding the release of new albums due to rampant music piracy in Zimbabwe. Mapfumo, who held talks this week with giant South African record company Sheer Music on the possibility of releasing new material, believes piracy has made him de...
Record companies partly to blame for piracy 23 October 2012 GWERU - Zimbabwe s famed mbira orchestra; Mbira Dzenharira believes recording companies are inadequately supplying the market, thus creating a gap for pirates. Mbira Dzenharira s Chaka Chakandika told Daily News that local recording companies created artificial shortages, hence fuelling piracy. W...