On behalf of the National Steering Committee, we write to express our appreciation to you and the management team of NCC for the keynote address at the Arterial Network Cultural Management Programme on Friday. We are grateful for the time and effort you took to share with participants and observers, the progress of NCC in the ongoing reforms of the Nigerian Copyright System. Your story was fascinating and the statistics shared gave our participants a close look at the copyright journey and valuable information that they couldn’t have gained in any other way. We truly appreciate stakeholders like you who are willing to give their time, knowledge and position to enrich the lives of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Arterial Network members are proud to identify with you. Thank you for your valuable contribution to the growth of the creative industries in Nigeria.
 
Posted By: Committee for Relevant Art (CORA)/Arterial Network , 10th September, 2016
I am directed to inform that Nigeria have been elected by the African Group in Geneva to host the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) External Office (Eos) earmarked for Africa within the 2016/2017 Biennium. We appreciate the support and collaboration with your Office in securing the WIPO External Office. We look forward to the continued level of cooperation in this regard.
 
Posted By: Ministry of Foreign Affairs , 12 August, 2016
The Board and Management of Learn Africa Plc., heartily commend you on the adroit way and manner in which you have been conducting the affairs of the Nigerian Copyright Commission since your appointment as the Director-General of the Commission. Your assumption in office has brought succour and smiles on the faces of copyright owners in Nigeria, and we look forward to seeing more of your wealth of knowledge in the transformation of the Commission in the years ahead.
 
Posted By: Learn Africa Plc. formerly Longman Nigeria Plc. , 16th August, 2016
This is to express our appreciation for the warm reception given to 300L students (offering Intellectual Property Law as an elective) when they visited the Nigerian Copyright Commission on Thursday the 17th of March, 2016. The academic trip has exposed our students to the practical aspect of registration procedure and widens their understanding of intellectual property generally.
 
Posted By: Babcock University , 22nd March, 2016
This is to express our profound appreciation to you for making it possible for the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFFRO), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Norwegian Copyright Body, NORCODE, to send a delegation to us at REPRONIG recently. The visit by Messrs Jim Alexander and David Uwemedimo we believe, will lead to the revitalization of REPRONIG. The helpful role played by you and the Commission in facilitating the visit cannot be under-estimated.
 
Posted By: Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) , 1st August, 2016
We members of the Motivational and Christian Books Dealers’ Association of Nigeria, wish to extend with great pleasure, our most gracious appreciation to thank you for your dedication to the fight against piracy and other related vices in Nigeria. We also note with pride and commend the Commission’s various anti-piracy raids and seizures made over the years till date in the literary and publishing industry, especially within the Lagos metropolis. We wish to specifically remark that working closely with the Commission have been of tremendous mutual benefit to our association and its members, particularly with the enviable professional traits and good team spirit as displayed by the present administration headed by you.
 
Posted By: Motivational and Christian Books Dealers’ Association of Nigeria, 16th May, 2016
The United States Government values our strong relationship with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and welcomes the opportunity to provide preliminary comments on the Nigerian Draft Copyright Bill 2015, which was issued on 30 October 2015.
 
Posted By: United States Government , 28th March, 2016
I wish to appreciate your leadership and forthright direction of the affairs of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, since you assumed the leadership of the Commission. The great innovations and purpose driven dynamics you introduced to the management of owners right is legendary, more particularly at the E-registration of rights. The process has been quite seamlessly and convenient.
 
Posted By: INALEGWU OSAGIE & CO , 7th March, 2016
Nollywood, Africa’s largest entrainment industry is doing something big through the Nigerian Copyright Commission and it’s really big! Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is reforming the Nigerian Copyright Act and based on what is in the Draft Copyright Bill 2015, it will surely revolutionize how business is done in Africa’s largest creative industry. A little history here. Nigeria’s Copyright Act of 1988 (Decree 47) was created during Nigeria’s military era. Although decree 47 has a lot in common with the old copyright Act of United Kingdom, it has not kept in touch with the development within the country and internationally until this reform. From what I see, if this Bill (with few additions and revisions) is passed into law, doing business in Nollywood will become more sophisticated. This no doubt a great step in providing a more sophisticated institutional legal framework for Nollywood which will boost investors’ and stakeholders’ confidence in Nigeria’s intellectual property laws. I am excited for the great opportunities ahead and the judicial testing of this law in the Nigerian courts in the future.
 
Posted By: Segun Aluko , Esq. , 2016
Efforts of the entire working team on the draft bill are highly commended.
 
Posted By: Online Movie Mart Limited , 2016

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