Nigerian News | Man Sentenced for Copyright Infringement in Uyo

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The Federal High Court in Uyo in charge No. FHC/UY/53C/15 has reportedly sentenced one Mr. Chinonso Ugochukwu to two years imprisonment following his conviction on a two-count charge of selling books in which copyright subsists and for being in possession of infringing books other than for private or domestic use.

The accused at the time of the his arraignment on November 17, 2016 had pleaded not guilty to the twp count charge. Justice F. O. Riman in delivering his judgment found that Mr. Ugochukwu violated sections 20(2) (a) and 20 (2)(c) of the Copyright Act, 2004 and sentenced him to one year imprisonment on each of the two counts with the option of fine.

Representing the Nigerian Copyright Commission were Emeka D. Ogbonna Esq and Alubo Inalegwu Esq. The defence counsel was C. I. Odoh Esq.

The Federal High Court, Uyo
Judge: Justice F. O. Riman
Case #: FHC/UY/53C/15
Nature of Suit Copyrights
Cause Copyright Infringement
Case Filed: 2015
Terminated: 2020
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