Copyright Commission Intensifies Collaboration with Stakeholders to Sanitise Book Industry

THE Nigerian Copyright Commission has moved to checkmate incidences of piracy and other forms of copyright abuse in a renewed drive to sanitise the book value chain in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The State Coordinator, NCC Uyo Office, Mr. Elijah Akpan disclosed this during a meeting with stakeholders in the book value chain held in the State Office, Uyo on 16th November 2022.

According to the State Coordinator, the meeting ended with a resolution for the constitution of a monitoring team to check distribution of pirated books in the State in order to facilitate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between stakeholders and the Commission.

The meeting which was a follow up to a meeting held earlier in the month of October 2022 had very fruitful and enriching deliberations, Mr. Akpan added.

Stakeholders in attendance included officials of the State Ministry of Education; proprietors of schools; principals of secondary schools; publishers; printers; booksellers; the Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Secondary School Board represented by Mrs. Veronica Dan; and the President of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Mr. Steve Akpabio.