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    Anti-piracy taskforce swops on pirated books at Chiredzi Christian High



    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    CHIREDZI – Chiredzi Christian High School has been dragged to court for piracy after they were found in possession of pirated textbooks.
    The school head Johnson Chikwati who was representing the school appeared before Chiredzi Magistrate Geraldine Mutsoto on Monday facing charges of contravening the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act Chapter 26:05.
    It is the State Case that in the period extending from September 18, 2014 to March 8, 2016 Chiredzi Christian in the course of business possessed, exhibited in public or distributed 35 various photocopied textbooks with a date stamp that bore the name of the school. On May 12, 2016 members of the anti-piracy taskforce swooped on the school and found the books whose copyrights belong to various publishers. 
    Chikwati was not asked to plead and the court ordered him to bring a letter from Ministry of Education which authorizes him to represent the school. Magistrate Mutsoto remanded the case to November 7, 2016.
    Doubt Phiri prosecuted.
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