Govt moves to stop unregistered online media from stealing articles from registered media houses

Minister Jenfan Muswere

Government moves to curb content theft by unregistered online media

Information Minister, Jenfan Muswere, has announced that the government plans to create a policy aimed at preventing unregistered online media and content creators from “stealing” articles from registered media houses.

Muswere expressed concerns about the negative impact of this practice on the revenues of registered media organizations. He highlighted how the digital revolution has enabled content aggregators to harvest and circulate content, ultimately profiting from it.

“It is one of the issues that I read about. Generally we all need content but once uploaded on digital platforms the content aggregators will harvest and circulate and reap the profits.

“The original content creators have nothing to show for it and that is one of the issues and it is very important for us to sit and deliberate on it. It then becomes part of the new media policy that will see the original content creator benefiting,” Muswere said during a familiarisation tour at Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) on Thursday.

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