Popular Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Ruth Kadiri, has issued a strong warning to Ghanaian television stations that have been broadcasting her content without proper authorization.
She has also stated that she intends to sue those who engage in such unlicensed broadcasts.
The actress expressed her displeasure and emphasized the importance of intellectual property rights.
She claimed that unauthorized screenings of her films not only violated her rights but also harmed the livelihoods of many people involved in the production process.
Ruth Kadiri expressed her displeasure with local TV platforms airing her footage without authorization in a video published online.
She cautioned that she would not hesitate to involve her lawyers in addressing this issue:
“I have a lot of love for the entire country, but I’m deeply disappointed that a major TV station in Ghana would take my content, edit it, and broadcast it as if they have the license to do so. And it’s not just one station, it’s multiple. I’ve hesitated to watermark my content because I believe it would detract from its quality. This is my first warning, and it will be the last because if it happens again, you will hear from my legal team.”
She also stressed the necessity of assisting content creators by respecting their work and getting the required permissions rather than resorting to unauthorized broadcasting.