In line with its mandate of increasing the level of Copyright awareness and knowledge, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) recently took some students from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria through the rudiments of Copyright, its Enforcement and other IP related matters.
The 400 level Students from the Law Department of the University, visited the Commission's head quarters Abuja on July 19, 2017.< /p>
Welcoming the Students, the Director-General, Mr. Afam Ezekude briefed them on the mandate of the Commission noting that it is saddled with the responsibility of Enlightenment, Administration, Enforcement of the Copyright Act ,Prosecution of offenders among other mandates.
The DG represented by the Director Nigerian Copyright Institute (NCI), the training arm of the Commission, Mr. Idowu Ogunkuade stressed that the Commission is committed to its vision of harnessing the potentials of creativity for national development.
The Students were later treated to an interactive session of Lectures by different resource persons who took turns to educate the students. Among them were: Director, Regulatory Department Mr. Mike Akpan who explained the functions of the Department, Collecting Societies and the administration of the various Schemes of the Commission.< /p>
The Director NCI spoke about the functions of the Institute; while Mr. Net Pyam, a senior copyright officer, gave a breakdown of Enforcement Procedure of the Commission.
High point of the event was the presentation of some Copyright materials, including the Copyright Act and other books to the University by the Director, NCI and a brief tour of the Commission Library and some offices.
Receiving the books on behalf of the Vice Chancellor ABU, Barr. Zainab Abba Haruna of the Faculty of Law and the leader of the delegation appreciated the Commission for the lecture, adding that the students are better informed.Mrs. Haruna further applauded the efforts of the Commission at fighting piracy and assured that they will henceforth be ambassadors of the Commission on Copyright.
Mary A. Adegbile