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 and to sanitise the Book value chain across the states of the country,

This was disclosed in a report by the State Coordinator NCC, Uyo Office, Mr. Elijah Akpan after 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.