Popular Nigerian comedian – Koffi, in a recent sit-out detailed how technology can be employed to tackle the menace of piracy in Nigeria.
According to the veteran comedian, he stated that the days of physical piracy are gradually dwindling, hence stakeholders in the country need to start employing modern technology trends such as barcoding to successfully combat the menace of copyright piracy in Nigeria.
In his words;
Modern trends need to be applied by the right commissions to successfully combat piracy.
People in the creative industry need to start barcoding their works.
We also need to start tracing these works from the sources where they were being stolen.
We cannot monitor them physically but with technology, we can go a long way.
For those unfamiliar with barcoding, it is an automatic identification technology that allows data to be collected rapidly and accurately from all aspects of a company’s operations such as manufacturing, inspection, transportation and inventory elements.
Koffi also stated that for the authorities in the creative industry to successfully enforce their fight against piracy, the assistance of military personnel were needed. In his words;
When we discover warehouses where piracy is being carried out, arrests and sanctions Should only be done by the appropriate officials such as the Army.
Furthermore, Koffi stated that since the rise of online streaming platforms has made it difficult to effectively combat copyright piracy, members of the creative industry should constantly be orientated on how to protect their works so that they can earn royalties despite the activities of pirates.
Hopefully, the appropriate authorities harken to these suggestions and effectively help creative minds garner what is theirs.
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