Nigerian Copyright Commission
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I think it is about time the government come out openly and admit that it has declared war against the arts and its producers, instead of its present tactics of piecemeal attrition
Why sale of illegal motivational books, best selling authors is rising in Nigeria
The desperate movement of legs and vehicles on the road to Lawanson told Helen Irozuru something was wrong. It was either officials of Vehicles Inspectorate Unit or Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) were operating. Whenever officials from any of these agencies came out...
Publishers decry poor business environment
Stakeholders in the publishing sector have decried the operating environment, describing it as unfriendly to business. They said the environment posed a lot of risk to the sector and increased the rate of piracy.
WIPO admits Nigerian NGO to permanent observer status
In what appears a first in the history of Nigeria’s intellectual property management, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an organ of the United Nations, has just admitted a Nigerian NGO, Friends of the Creators Artistic Foundation (FCF), as a Permanent Observer.
Regulators want public, private partnership to curb piracy
To combat counterfeiting and piracy in Nigeria, regulators have advocated synergy between the public and private sectors in the country. They noted that a strong intellectual property regime would boost Nigeria’s investment climate, which would enhance economic growth.
Stakeholders seek copyright law reform
Chairman of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, has said that the country’s copyright law, as it is today, “needs a lot of reforms.”
Moses Ekpo: Unpolluted
Last week, the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Frank Ekpo, was the toast of Akwa Ibom State indigenous and other Nigerians. A book titled, Trials and Triumphs, The Biography of Moses F. Ekpo written by Dr. Uko Okopide was launched in Uyo. Four retired ex-Governors of the State, namely Col Tunde Ogbeha,…
Copyright commission warns schools against pirated books
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has vowed to prosecute institutions and schools that use pirated books. It said it would work with the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) to explore ways of creating safe corridors for the distribution of legitimate books. Mr John Asein, NCC director-general in a statement to mark the World Book and Copyright Day,…