Nigerian Copyright Commission
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,…
Asein: We must change copyright narrative in Nigeria
The new Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John Ohireime Asein, has declared his commitment to the reconstruction...
Okoroji foresees bumper 2019 for COSON members
As business activities open this year at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), chairman of the society, Chief Tony Okoroji, has asked members across the country to see 2019 as a year of tremendous growth. According to Okoroji, as the creative industry enters a new year with fresh leadership at the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC),…
Copyright commission nabs six, impounds N4m pirated goods
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Port Harcourt office, has arrested six suspected telecommunication pirates during an anti-piracy operation carried out in Rivers and Beyelsa states.
NCC threatens to seal satellite firm over unauthorised channels
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) yesterday threatened to suspend operations of Hashtronics Satellite Limited failure to produce evidence of authorisation for broadcasting and re-broadcasting of satellite channels to subscribers. Director of Enforcement, NCC, Mr. Augustine Alewo Amodu, who issued the threat during an unscheduled inspection on Hashtronics Satellite office in Kano following series of petitions…
U.S. Embassy to collaborate with NCC on copyright administration
Mr. Afam Ezekude, director general of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), has called for greater collaboration in areas of capacity building for the enforcement and prosecution of Intellectual Property (IP) crimes in the country. The DG, NCC, stated this during an interactive meeting with the Economic Counselor of the United States Embassy in Nigeria, Susan…
Copyright commission seeks collaboration against piracy
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in pursuit of its mandate of strategic engagement with stakeholders and efficient administration of rights, recently enlightened stakeholders of the Commission’s absolute empowerment by law to prosecute pirates....
MSCN, COSON set for legal tussle over royalties
In the letter, MCSN, which was recently granted recognition by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to act as a collective society, requested Okoroji to account for the monies he collected on the works of artists on MCSN’s repertoire.
NCC confiscates N10bn pirated items in six years - DG
Mr Afam Ezekude, the NCC Director-General, made this known on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
MCSN woos COSON, seeks reconciliation of royalties
The letter, signed by MCSN’s Chairman, Orits Williki, and copied to the Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission, stated that areas, details and processes of collaboration would be explored and discussed on the receipt of COSON’s positive disposition to the invitation.