The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has endorsed the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) Gocreate app aimed at monitoring and tracking the use of musical works and sound recordings in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN), Mayo Ayilaran reportedly said that the app would help solve the problem of transparency that has for long confronted copyright and royalty administration.
“With accurate tracking, monitoring, report and analysis of works used, either through broadcast or on any platform, beneficiaries of royalties would get fair and equitable payments for the use of their works,” Mayo Ayilaran reportedly said.
It is worthy of note that the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) through her regulatory department has endorsed the Gocreate application after MCSN formally presented and demonstrated how the app works to the Commission.
The NCC Director, Regulatory Department, Augustine Amodu who represented the NCC Director-General, John Asein expressed full confidence in the prospect of the App to the creative industry.
Amodu reportedly said that NCC will work transparently and sincerely with MCSN to ensure the success of the app so that owners of musical works are adequately rewarded no matter where such works are exploited.
While thanking the commission, Mayo Ayilaran disclosed that NCC as a regulator has a role to play because civil and criminal redress can go on simultaneously in case of infringement under the copyright laws.