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AVRS set to boost copyright awareness for filmmakers 

By Chinonso Ihekire
09 July 2022   |   2:53 am
In a bid to help stimulate awareness and protect the copyright of filmmakers in Nigeria, the Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), in conjunction with the Nigerian Copyright Commission.....

In a bid to help stimulate awareness and protect the copyright of filmmakers in Nigeria, the Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), in conjunction with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), is set to hold a major stakeholders event next Thursday to sensitise concerned parties on current realities involved in protecting the copyright of their works. 

The event, which is set to hold at the Abora Suites, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 10.00am, will be a gathering of top movie makers and actors in Nigeria and top executives of television stations, hotels, restaurants, transport companies, among others from across the country.

The event is set to also be attended by top government officials of the NCC and representatives of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the Federal Government agency that regulates broadcast in Nigeria, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), as well the Nigeria Police.

According to the NCC Director General, Dr. John Asein, “The Commission is interested in the balanced and sustainable use of the copyright system to create wealth and engender growth in the creative sector of the economy. To this end, it is concerned about the challenges faced by right owners, users of copyright works and the CMOs that manage the rights, including the acrimonious issues that often arise from licensing arrangements.”

Chairman of AVRS, Mr. Mahmood Ali-Balogun said, “AVRS is a responsible organisation and is willing to engage our esteemed users in an atmosphere of mutual understanding for the greater good of those we represent.

We are therefore happy to work with the NCC in achieving this objective, which we believe would be a win-win situation for our members and affiliates and the users.”

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