Media and Strengthening the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
One of the fields; which need to be always inspected and regulated; is the distribution of digital content. Digital content includes all forms digital data; that’re stored as computer files. Perhaps distributed over the digitally through broadcasting. Or perhaps streaming.
Most of the digital content; especially those used in the entertainment industry; digital media. This includes music or films. They contribute much to the economy. This is because of the massive revenues that they generate. However, these files come about more easily subjected to illegal. Illegal use of the intellectual property of a person; is usually a crime.
Moreover, it denies revenues meant for the original owners of the content; and also revenues. Which should also pass to the government. Also, which is used to boost the economy. Such illegal use can easily kill the entertainment industry. This is because it discourages the producer to be more productive.
However, this can have devastating effects in growth and development of the industry. Therefore, it is vital for the government to have institution to help safeguard the rights. As well as interests of individuals by protecting their ideas; and concepts; and core businesses operations. Which can be fraudulently misused by third parties. They who tried to benefit from ones success; by duplicating the concepts.
Protecting your Design from Infringement
As a matter of fact, I’m a successful musician. About three years ago; I was involved in a law suits with a popular radio station in my country. For their failure to remit the royalties for using my albums in their playlist; as we had agreed. Afterwords, some days prior to the release of my latest album; the radio station representatives had approached me. Concerning the use of my song in the countrywide road shows. Which were about to kick off soon.
Notwithstanding, they had reached an agreement with my manager on the total amount of royalties. Which would in fact be paid during the promotional period. However, after their road shows was over; the media company was reluctant to pay the royalties. Even after meeting them on various occasions. This was because we had not signed any written agreement.
On the other hand, they cited that they had used my album in a project; which was meant to sensitize. As well as mentor the youth across the country. They didn’t use my songs for commercial purposes. All my efforts to have them comply on the earlier agreement were futile.
Furthermore, I decided to sue the company. However, I had reason enough to believe that they had just taken advantage of me. And that I wasn’t going to be paid. The matter took twists in the court; as they tried to justify that they didn’t agree with me on any payments. Also, they didn’t hold the road shows for any commercial purposes.
Curbing Inappropriate Use of Copyrights
Nonetheless, the suit was determined after six months. Anyhow, I lost the case. However, I was determined to have justice serves. Even though I had spent a lot on my attorneys. As well as for the various legal processes; I decided to appeal to a higher court.
For all that, I realized that this was a breakthrough for me; as well as other musicians, especially upcoming one’s whose work is used inappropriately by media companies; along with individuals without the musician benefiting.
Be that as it may, it was a landmark ruling. Which emphasized on the importance of not fraudulently infringing the intellectual property of others; without any consent.
However, the government needs to be alert on the malpractices; that happen to be carried out by individuals. As well as companies. Especially in the distribution of digital content. By doing so; they will not only be empowering individuals with various talents. But the economy at large by supporting artists. As well as other entertainment personalities; whose works are often fraudulently used to benefit others but them.