Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ivory Coast tackles music piracy

Ivory Coast is home to some of the most well-known musicians in the Francophone world – Magic System, Alpha Blondy and Meiway – but because of piracy, artists see a fraction of the money. It’s estimated more than 80% of it is lost to bootlegged CDs and illegal downloads. But in a unique project, the first of its kind in West Africa, the Ivorian government is clamping down on the illicit industry. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan.  To watch this TV report, please Ivory Coast click on this link to the BBC's website.

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