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Anti-piracy body to launch at DISCOP Africa

A new anti-piracy body for Sub-Saharan Africa, called Africa Media Rights Watch, will launch at the 2011 edition of DISCOP Africa. It was announced by organizers of DISCOP Africa, and came out of several meetings that took place during its last two markets. The initiative is supported by international key players such as Canal+ Overseas, M-Net and Cote Ouest, Africa's largest indie distributor, as well as by African associations of broadcasters and content producers. The objective of the new initiative is to help establish and promote a business environment respectful of copyright laws and of measures to enforce these laws.
August 20, 2010

A new anti-piracy body for Sub-Saharan Africa, called Africa Media Rights Watch, will launch at the 2011 edition of DISCOP Africa. It was announced by organizers of DISCOP Africa, and came out of several meetings that took place during its last two markets. The initiative is supported by international key players such as Canal+ Overseas, M-Net and Cote Ouest, Africa’s largest indie distributor, as well as by African associations of broadcasters and content producers. The objective of the new initiative is to help establish and promote a business environment respectful of copyright laws and of measures to enforce these laws.

Africa Media Watch will officially launch on February 11, 2011.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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