Copyright Fee to Regulate the Business enterprise of Printing

Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is established to introduce a new regulatory regime for printers of copyright is effective as section of efforts to entrench copyright finest techniques in their operations and suppress the pursuits of pirates.

Mr. John O. Asein, director-normal of NCC, who made this recognized in Abuja at the weekend, indicated that the steps would aid to raise legitimate firms and fortify the printing sector of the price chain in the e book marketplace.

At a consultative conference with a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Qualified Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) at the NCC Headquarters at the weekend, the Director-Basic explained the want for minimum amount specifications of engagement for experienced printers.

In accordance to him, in purchase to entrench copyright compliance and worldwide finest methods in specialised printing, the Commission would companion CIPPON for suitable oversight, incorporating: “It is required to know who is printing what.”

The director-normal signalled that henceforth, the Fee would invoke its powers underneath the Copyright Act to sanction any printer that is discovered to be making use of its press for criminal routines.

He consequently urged printers to have out thanks diligence right before taking on any careers and to keep adequate data of their creation as essential below the Act.

In his remarks, Mr. Olugbemi Malomo, president of CIPPON, assured that CIPPON would assistance the anti-piracy efforts of the Commission to assure a sustainable progress of the copyright industries.

He stated that CIPPON would willingly share intelligence with the Fee to control the pursuits of pirates and facilitate helpful regulation of the printing industry to uphold professionalism among its users.

The delegation enlisted the guidance of the Commission in its ongoing campaign to “Keep Nigerian Printing Jobs in Nigeria”, urging other stakeholders to be a part of in marketing the sustainable advancement of the Nigerian printing marketplace.

The director-common additional gave assurance that the Commission would be certain that work printed in Nigeria would be properly secured.