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Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:01

Bangladesh government told to stop piracy

Written by Nick Farell
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High Court orders government action
One of the poorest countries in the world has been ordered by its courts to start enforcing audio and video piracy. The Bangladesh High Court has told the government that illegal piracy of every kind of audio and video must be stamped out in the country.

The HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain directed the government to stop the piracy immediately through enforcing the copyright act properly, and to confiscate all the pirated copies of CDs and DVDs from markets.

The two Judges have  ordered the government to submit a report on steps taken to stop piracy in every three months to this court. President of Bangladesh Film Production and Distribution Association Gazi Mazharul Anwar and Secretary of Bangladesh Music Industries Owners Association Sheikh Shahed Ali jointly filed the writ petition in May.

We are sure that the government which seems to be starting to get on top of its problems with poverty, toxic surface water and low literacy rates, famine and floods would just love to channel its limited resources in hunting for copy right thieves.

Nick Farell

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+4 #1 thematrix606 2010-08-18 15:47
"We are sure that the government which seems to be starting to get on top of its problems with poverty, toxic surface water and low literacy rates, famine and floods would just love to channel its limited resources in hunting for copy right thieves."

I'll say the following, please read between the lines:

What I have noticed is that people perceive the following: person + suit = intelligence.
Or: person + government title = importance.

So people as usual... start mimicking behavior the best they can. It's a pity. But stores selling suits are doing pretty well, and the government is as full as it can be!
 
 
-1 #2 Haberlandt 2010-08-18 16:14
Enforce piracy?
 
 
+3 #3 semitope 2010-08-19 00:58
I guess the RIAA now controls their justice system...
 
 
0 #4 agent_47 2010-08-19 06:03
"We are sure that the government which seems to be starting to get on top of its problems with poverty, toxic surface water and low literacy rates, famine and floods would just love to channel its limited resources in hunting for copy right thieves.
"
u forgot corruption. I live in this country and let me tell u this, one ultimate windows 7 dvd can be bought for $.59 :p....the only thing that you can purchase properly are antivirus coz most cant crack it. other than that everything is pirated. and it is not possible to just stop them coz u cant. there are too many. even the english audio dvd are pirated.

@semitope: y would RIAA bother about BD. its the local film and music industry!! m pretty sure thats where the government will work on, if they work at all!!
 
 
+4 #5 droid_hunter 2010-08-19 11:39
Who are they to tell people what to do? Its people that should tell the government what to do!
 
 
+3 #6 Leo 2010-08-19 14:05
after this High Court ruling piracy of local DVDs or audio CDs may stop. but Bangladeshi's still able to purchase pirated Hollywood or Indian DVDs and CDs. pirated DVDs, CDs, Softwares are sold everywhere in Bangladesh, even in the streets.
 

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