While bemoaning the spread of piracy in northern Africa, Hamid Marrakchi, president of the Moroccan film distributors' union, revealed an interesting footnote regarding screenings of adult entertainment in his native land.

"Some cafes are even equipped to show porn films in back rooms for five dirhams (half a euro) plus a coffee," Marrakchi told Middle East Online.com.

The spread of satellite television was credited for an increase of piracy in the region.