Artists from East Africa have given up on their rights to their work, or do not know how to fight, not only failing to protect their music and/or videos but also lost revenues from advertisements.
Mini-YouTubes and Mini-Spotifies have become mom-and-pop shops. Whether these sites are for a hobby or a business, they are less likely to help the copyright owners. While The Horn Post cannot tell if the sites are making money for their respective owners, almost all of them have some sort of advertisements displayed. The three sites we reviewed have statements encouraging copyright owners to contact them if they have concerns; two of them a verbatim copy of the other. Even though the sites stated a will to link to artists’ sales page.
BBC aims to save £1.5 billion in spending by 2017. While the ‘leaner and simpler’ strategy is one among others to achieve this goal, the broadcaster is also eyeing a way to ramp up subscriptions for online contents. According to the CNBC report in September, 2015, BBC plans to launch Netflix-style service in the United States. The new proposal also emphasized digital services.