Copyright Commission Commended by WIPO for Approval of AVRS as CMO | NLIPW Newsroom

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February 19, 2015 — According to the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), it has received commendation from the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Francis Gurry, via a letter dated January 6, 2015, following the Commission’s decision to grant the Audiovisual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) approval to function as a CMO in Nigeria.

While congratulating the Commission for this giant stride which he described as a “welcome development”, Mr. Gurry applauded Mr. Ezekude’s efforts and personal contribution in the establishment of AVRS. He expressed optimism that the AVRS will be effective in the administration of the rights of audiovisual works in Nigeria in the nearest future.

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