Director General Commends Transerve Discs Technologies On New Anti-Piracy Initiative

25 March 2014

The management of Transerve Discs Technologies Limited, one of the optical discs replicating plants, registered by the Nigerian Copyright Commission, has received Commendation from the Director General of the Commission, Mr. Afam Ezekude. This came at the formal Launch of Transerve Discs' new DVD mastering facility and DVD 5 & 9 replicating machines, as well as its new anti-piracy initiative, the Job Alert Management Systems (Jams).

The Director General, in his speech noted that the introduction of the Job Management Alert Systems (JAMS) by Transerve Discs Technologies has taken to a new dimension, the underlying policy for regulation of operations of optical discs manufacturers, which is to entrench international best practice, credibility and transparency in the business of production of copyright works. He enjoined all players in the copyright industry to emulate Transerve Discs Technologies, in adopting proactive solutions to challenges in their respective business environment. The Director General, reassured guests at the event, particularly copyright stakeholders, of the Commission's readiness to support and partner with stakeholders in creating a conducive environment for creativity to thrive. He informed guests that the Commission was on the verge of introducing its new portal for e-registration of copyright, which would replace the current analogue copyright notification scheme. According to the DG, the new platform will facilitate a wider dissemination of Nigeria's creative content in the international market, while at the same time boosting licensing and remuneration potentials for authors of creative works.

Earlier in the day, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transerve Discs Technologies, while welcoming the array of personalities present, including the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Mrs Patricia Bala, the Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Mr. Kanayo O. Kanayo and the Representative of the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission; stated that the decision of the company to introduce the JAMS initiative was informed by the need to address the problem of piracy of copyright works at point of production, by instituting the core value of transparency, integrity, excellence and professionalism in its operations. He informed guests that Transerve Discs Technologies has a policy of zero tolerance for piracy. According to the Chairman, the JAMS initiative enables Customers to monitor and track all activities relating to the production of their copyright works, and also ensures that the Customer is promptly alerted of any future attempt to reproduce the work by a third party.

The events of the day, which also included the presentation of a documentary on Transerve Discs Technologies, witnessed the attendance of key stakeholders in the copyright industries, including the Chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria, Chief Tony Okoroji, the Chairman of Audiovisual Rights Society of Nigeria, Mr. Mahmood Ali-Balogun, the President of Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association, Mr. Nobert Ajaegbu, a Pioneer Producer and Distributor of Movies, Igwe Gabriel Okoye (AKA Gabosky) and representative of the Alaba Market Traders Association.

Transerve Discs Technologies is the first indigenous Replicating Plant in Nigeria, and has grown from a modest one replicating line company in 2006, to the largest replicator of optical discs in Nigeria with 13 CD/VCD replicating lines. The addition of two DVD Lines and one DVD mastering facility has boosted its capacity of replication to more than 420, 000 CDs/DVDs per day.

For: Nigerian Copyright Commission

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