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FIA Drags Copyright Criminals to Court

Copyrights have always been an issue in Pakistan and were neglected by people. However, a recent step of Geo TV’s Fire Recordings might have changed some people’s minds (though not all).

Fire Recordings have filed a lawsuit against a website managed by three people named Najam Sahar, Zeeshan Alam & Yasir Hayat for sharing copyrighted music albums. Convicts have been presented in a local court in Karachi. Court is being adjourned till March 5th because of absence of FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) prosecutor.

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Copyright Bomb 197x300Fire Records Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Akbar Yazdani said “This is the first lawsuit of its kind in Pakistan against Music Piracy & more will follow soon”. He also adds “Copyright violators will not be spared and actions will be taken against them”.

Dr. Akbar Yazdani has also filed a Lawsuit against two other websites providing pirated content.

1)- Apniisp.com

2)- funmaza.com

A written application has been submitted to FIA against the above mentioned websites.

Finally piracy has been considered a Crime in Pakistan but still there is a lot to do. Almost every software is pirated here and no one even thinks about it (even though it benefits public but …)

Watch Geo Television coverage on this issue.

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