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Copy Right Matter @ High Court

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Copy Right Matter @ High Court

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The three accused persons, Abass Kamara, Gibril Kamara and Osman Jalloh were arraigned before the court to answer to 150 counts charged ranging from conspiracy to commit a Felony, Infringement of copy right contrary to Section 71(a) of the Copy Right Act 2014 and distributing copy right property without authorization contrary to Section 71(1) (c) of the Copy Right Act 2011.

The prosecution alleged that the three accused persons on Saturday 11th January, 2014 at the old PZ Building at Wilberforce Street Freetown conspired with other unknown persons to commit a felony and on the second count the three accused persons produce a copy of a movie produced by Benjamin Jonathan Conteh without his consent and distributed the copy right property without authorization of the producer of Azonto Dancer, Flavor blessed and Pastor Aiah.

All three accused persons pleaded not guilty of the offenses and that they wish to give evidence and have witnesses to prove that they are innocent of all charges against them before the court.

The Defense Council represented by Lawyer E.T. Koroma pleaded for bail on behalf of the three accused persons as according to him, if the three accused persons are granted bail they would not interfere with the prosecution witnesses and that they are all Sierra Leonean.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant S. Conteh maintained that bail is discretional and he would leave it with the court to decide.

In his judgments, the Magistrate ruled that bail be granted on 300 million Leones two sureties each and one of the two sureties must be a property owner in the Western Area and must produce a title of deed to the Acting Master and Registrar of Sierra Leone Law Court.

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