Ruth Kadiri Takes Legal Action Against Unauthorized Broadcasts
Renowned Nigerian filmmaker and producer, Ruth Kadiri, has issued a stern warning of potential legal consequences to Ghanaian TV stations that air her movies without proper authorization.
Expressing Love and Disappointment
Passion for Ghana and Intellectual Property Rights.
In a widely circulated video, the accomplished actress expressed her love for Ghana and the support she has received but expressed disappointment at the infringement on her intellectual property rights.
Considering Copyright Protection
Ruth Kadiri disclosed that she had observed this recurring issue multiple times and had contemplated watermarking her work as a precautionary measure, but decided against it.
She emphasized that filmmaking is a costly endeavor, not to be taken lightly, and her creative efforts must be respected.
A Plea for Respect and Consequences for Noncompliance
The Nigerian filmmaker earnestly appealed to TV stations to refrain from such practices or face legal repercussions.
She stressed that any TV station found infringing on her copyrights in the future would face legal action.
“I have a deep love for this country, but I am greatly disappointed that a prominent Ghanaian TV station would access my content without permission, broadcast it, and treat it as if they have the licensing rights to do so.”
“It’s not an isolated incident; it has happened repeatedly. I’ve been hesitant to watermark my content because I believe it would diminish its quality.
This serves as the initial warning, and it will also be the final one.
The next occurrence will prompt legal action through my lawyers.” She added.
A Call for Ethical Conduct
“I implore you, let’s avoid tarnishing our reputations. I expect better, considering the substantial cost involved in content creation.
Instead of appropriating content, kindly consider purchasing it for legitimate use on national TV,” she passionately stated.