Thursday 13 November 2008

Darren Olivier

Nigeria: Stakeholders in the film industry tackle piracy

PRACTITIONERS from the film industry, performing arts, advertising, scholars, and other stakeholders took turns recently to appraise the various ways the menace of piracy can be curbed to pave way for a flourishing entertainment industry in Nigeria. Tagged, “Development Film in Africa II Conference and the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop, and which ran from Wednesday 13, through Friday, October 15, the highlight of the two-day event was the marking of the 10th anniversary of the Communication for Change(CFC), organizers of the event. For mor information click here.

Some of the practitioners that delivered incisive papers at the occasion were; Dr. Adewopo, the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission(NCC), Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, Vice-chairman, the Nigerian Communications Commission, Mr. Ben Murray Bruce of the media diverse Silverbird Group. Others were, Afolabi Adesanya, Director General, Nigerian Film Corporation, Ego Boyo, Tunde Kilani, and WIPO representative, Ms. Donna Ghelf.

Darren Olivier

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14 November 2008 at 20:17 delete

There are similar conferences nearly every other week in Nigeria. (I've only been here 2 months and I've been to 4. That doesn't include the one in this article, either.) How do we move beyond talking about the problem and actually start making progress?