Raynald Delerme Dropped All Charges Against RTNH in Piracy Case
Haitian movie director Raynald has dropped all charges against Radio Television National d’Haiti (RTNH) for the unauthorized airing of his movie “Dyab Baba.” The director also got compensation. Read the full press release below.
Press Release – English Version
I am pleased to inform the general public and all those whose respect for intellectual property and copyright concerns in Haiti, that following negotiations with the General Directorate of RTNH, it decided to adequately compensate me for the unauthorized airing of my film “Dyab Baba” broadcasted on the Haiti public television station (TNH).
I hereby confirm that all legal action at the national, international level and from the Haitian Bureau of Copyright (Bureau Haitien du Droit d’Auteur – BHDA) against RTNH are now suspended.
I congratulate the General Directorate of RTNH who have opted for an amicable solution. This is a big step for Haiti as part of Haitian laws and international conventions signed by Haiti regarding the respect for intellectual property, copyright and related rights.
I encourage BHDA and CONATEL to work towards this agreement to better protect the interests of creators and Haitian artists. (Port-au-Prince, March 19, 2015 – Raynald Delerme)