Luanda â€“ The director of the National Department of Authors and Copyrights, Pinto Baptista, stressed Thursday in Luanda that piracy takes down every intellectual effort of an individual and creates mental disorders in authors, for seeing their works being stolen.
While delivering a lecture on “Issues of copyrights and others” on the fringe of the International Music and Reading Fair, happening from 13 to 19 August, stressing that this negative practice benefits the offenders that seek economic income or fame through the efforts of others.
He added that today there are people who are in the market and make success with the works of others without the slightest permission of the author.
"We have seen young people who commit plagiarism, as well as artists who do not even have the least regard for other people’s work or, in some cases, the notion of the situation. We have to educate people to ensure respect for copyrights, "he said.