A bootlegged copy of Lionheart on the Main Island in Lagos
Over the past few years, movies such as "The Wedding Party," 'October 1" and "A Trip to Jamaica" have lost millions to piracy and sadly it seems Lionheart is now doomed to the same sad fate.
Recently Lekan Ayinde a known filmmaker and Manager, for Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) responded to this ongoing fad by saying that the fight against bootlegging is not encouraging because governments at all levels are not paying attention to it.
He further shared that :
“The newspapers are replete with news of corrupt public officers, armed robbers and traffickers but those who pirate films or movies are not given any attention at all.
“It has been quite a long time we read or hear of any arrest or even trial of film or movie pirates.
“Yet, this criminality is flourishing right under the eyes of the government and their agents.
“We need men and women who know how to use movies to provide employment, enrich our economy and advance our image in the international society,’’ he concluded.
There is no doubt that theft is theft no matter in what shape manner or form it comes and intellectual theft is certainly wrong and does the industry it affects terrible harm.