Pirated copies of Mandela sold on streets not even the actual movie

2013-11-19 10:55
Idris Elba,Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Johannesburg - Even the pirated copies are not always the 'real thing'.

The Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT) has released a statement warning that pirated copies of the awaited Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom film that are being peddled on the streets of Johannesburg are not even the actual film.

In fact, the DVDs feature a 2004 doccie titled Madiba The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela. The pirates use artwork from the Mandela movie as covers for the discs.

Mandela movie pirated copies
(Photo: SAFACT)

Anant Singh, producer of Mandela, also spoke out against piracy. "We have taken every possible measure to ensure that MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM  is not pirated. It is extremely disappointing that the film is being targeted by pirates.

"People are being duped into believing what the pirates have released into the market is the actual film. This should be a lesson for the public not to buy pirated films."

The CEO of SAFACT, Corne Guldenpfennig, has warned pirates that SAFACT is vigilant in the enforcement in cinema theatres and on the streets throughout the country. She also warned criminals that criminal actions will be taken against all perpetrators whether for fraud and/or under the copyright legislation.

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