Nigerian Copyright Commission Board Takes Up New Operational Strategy

The new Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has confirmed its commitment to managing dynamic operational strategies to position the Commission to effectively carry out its statutory mandates that are under the Copyright Act.

Addressing the media during a meeting of the Board in Abuja, Dr Tonye Clinton Jaja, the Chairman of NCC, disclosed that the Board had approved various programmes in a bid to revitalise the regulatory and enforcement efforts of NCC.

Dr Jaja said that the Board was ready to partner with the Director-General of NCC, Mr John Ohi Asein to evolve policies that would facilitate the growth of the Commission and ensure the development of copyright-based industries in Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Director-General expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, for providing the Commission with a Board with committed stakeholders with proven interest in their various sectors as envisaged by the Act.

Asein promised that the Commission under his watch would continue to work hand-in-hand with all stakeholders to complement the Federal Government’s economic policy on the ease of doing business.

The Director-General indicated that the national fight against piracy would be intensified across all copyright industries.

He also stated that the Commission was in the midst of addressing the neglect of the artistic sector in the copyright industry, adding that steps would be taken to activate the provisions of the Copyright Act to all authors of artistic works to benefit from the resale of their creative works by auctions.

The new NCC Board was inaugurated by Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and the former Attorney-General of the Federation on 28th May 2019.

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