Justice & correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has committed the South African government to fighting content piracy.
Fed-up songwriters have issued MTN a “takedown” notice to remove music from its stores as of today. Non-profit organisation the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (Capasso) is accusing MTN of owing songwriters R1m in unpaid royalties for 2014
A copyright body claims MTN owes songwriters just under R1m in unpaid royalties for music sold by the mobile network. MTN sells music via the likes of its caller tone service “CallerTunez”. The mobile network also secures music from third-party aggregators, which include Content Connect Africa