Pirated goods seller to be jailed in Saudi Arabia

This is the first time a prison sentence has been given to someone selling pirated goods

Tags: Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance AAASaudi ArabiaSoftware piracy
2697 days ago

Quite right, but of course this is a 'rich' hypocritical joke. The Ministry of Information, in these areas have never paid a single cent royalty to the artists whose music and work they pirate day in day out on their monopoly broadcast channels.
The incompetent civil servants who are elevated into the management position have no perception or notion of creative license for intangible product. Never have, never will.
Similar threats are made in neighbouring countries but nothing is ever done and even advertising agencies use copyrighted material ad nauseam with impunity.
Goodness me, in Bahrain in a seemingly obvious corrupt, absurd scenario, an absolute monopoly has carte blanche over a monopoly. For the last 6 odd years a Lebanese company have managed to control and manipulate the entire commercial broadcasting air space to saturate the channels both radio and tv with cheap amateur advertising making absolutely millions. Not a single cent in royalty ever paid. Furthermore, they have just been allowed to sign off another decade or so no doubt. It is outrageous but authorities have no perception of the travesty. The artists (who create the songs they play as a commercial platform to attract the advertising) get zilch!


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