Copyright Commission Confiscates Pirated Works Worth N1.5 Billion Naira | NLIPW Newsroom

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February 19, 2015 — The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is reporting that the Commission in collaboration with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has impounded pirated works worth over N1 billion Naira from the Apapa Wharf Terminal in Lagos.  The pirated materials included musical, literary and cinematographic works and were found in containers MRKU 4366790, MRKU 9065731 and PCIU 2724366.

While presenting the impounded containers to the NCC, Mr. Eporwei Charles Edike, the Nigeria Customs Area Commander, Comptroller  stated that ‘‘the Nigeria Customs Service will continue to collaborate with the Commission to protect the works of Nigerian artistes and creators of copyright works’’. He described the seized pirated works as a huge loss to the creative industry and provided assurances that the NCS will continue to collaborate with the NCC with the goal of preventing pirated materials from entering Nigeria.

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