Nigerian Copyright Commission
Audio-visual Rights Society wants levy on copyright materials implemented
The leadership of the Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), the nation’s sole approved collective management organisation for audiovisual works, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari through the Minister of Finance, Hadjia Zainab Ahmed, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN, to quickly accelerate the implementation of…
NCC demands transparency for enhanced copyright enforcement
Operatives of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have been charged to uphold the Public Service ethics of transparency, accountability, integrity and professionalism for proactive service delivery
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...
Copyright at 30 pledges to change narrative for wealth creation
As the Federal regulatory and enforcement agency charged with all copyright matters under the Copyright Act, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), this year, commemorates its 30th Anniversary.
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.
‘Consumer preference for cheap goods fuelling piracy’
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has stated that consumers’ preference for cheap goods is the major challenge the commission is facing in its quest to address piracy in Nigeria.
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.”
NCC adopts new strategies to stem copyright offences
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has affirmed its commitment to dynamic operational strategies for effective discharge of its statutory mandates pursuant to the Copyright Act.
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,…