Friday, 20 March 2009

NCC Tackling Piracy through Partnerships

image The Nigerian Copyright Commission held a one day workshop to launch a program that will educated optical disc replicating plant owners about copyright law and their responsibilities under the Copyright Law and Optical Disc Regulations.  The workshop included various stakeholders from the copyright related industries and resulted in a list of resolutions for both the government and the replicating plants.  At the workshop, the Director General of the NCC also reminded those in charge of the optical disc plants that many plants are not yet in compliance with the Optical Disc Regulations and of the need to be in compliance.

The NCC has also teamed up with the Nigerian Minister of Aviation.  The Minister is allowing NCC officials into normally off-limits sections of Nigerian airports in order to conduct searches of transported goods for pirated materials.  (Full story.)

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