The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) recently held an interactive session with the U.S. Copyright Office to explore areas of common interest. The meeting was held at the instance of a member of the U.S. Copyright Office, Ms. Aurela J. Schultz who was visiting the Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Afam Ezekude, in Abuja on July 10, 2017.
The NCC reports that during the meeting, its representative appreciated the efforts of the U.S. government in supporting activities of the Commission but however stressed that there is need to strengthen existing areas of collaborations..
According to Ms. Schultz, the meeting was aimed at exchanging ideas; learning about the ongoing Copyright Reform project and other policies of the Commission. She added that information sharing will no doubt strengthen existing relationship in the areas of Copyright and IP administration in general.
In attendance at the meeting were the Directors of Prosecution, Mr Abdul-Ter Kohol; Enforcement, Mr Augustine Amodu ; Director, Nigerian Copyright Institute (NCI) Mr. Idowu Ogunkuade; and the Personal Assistant to the Director-General, Mr. Collins Nweke. The Directors took turns to speak about the mandates and achievements of their various Departments.