Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Road safety organisation accuses Lagos of criminal software infringement

The Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has accused the Lagos State government of infringing its copyright when producing motor vehicle plate numbers and drivers' licences. This course of action is criminal and undermines the National Uniform Licencing Scheme, according to the FRSC's Chief Executive. It has also led to the duplication of issued plate numbers. The copyright work in question is not the number plates and licences themselves, so much as the software which enables the vehicle licensing to be effected. Source: Damilola Oyedele (AllAfrica).

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