Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Lake zone leads in piracy, says PATA

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

PERIODIC inspections conducted by the Publishers Association of Tanzania (PATA) have revealed that the Lake Zone regions have the greater magnitude of piracy in the country.

Speaking to the 'Daily News' at the ongoing National Book Festival in the city yesterday, the PATA Trade Promotions Officer, Mr Matoha Dumea, said that they drew to conclusion from inspections done between 2001 and 2005.

Mr Dumea said that probable reasons for this trend were due to a readily available market and the availability of many publishing companies in Dar es Salaam.

He added that piracy in the publishing industry was increasingly alarming to the point where a number of associations had ran bankrupt because their books were reprinted even before the actual company had reached the market.

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