The Deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has called on Stakeholders in the Nigeria Copyright Commission to engage key players in States of the federation in the fight against Piracy to ensure positive impact on the industry and economy.
Sir. Oko Chukwu who made the call when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Copyright Commission on a courtesy visit at Government House, Umuahia decried the huge effects of Piracy on the economy due to pirated copies that are never accounted for while artists receive royalties they deserve for their creativity and investments.
The Deputy Governor while acknowledging the negative effects of Piracy in the films and creative industry of any economy, stressed that piracy kills creativity as well as frustrate people’s efforts in the industry and expressed optimism that their visit and interface with Government will lead to an appreciable progress towards the fight against Piracy.
He noted that with their visit to the State efforts will be put in place to the opening of a Copyright Commission’s office in the State to enable them be on ground to carry out all the necessary sensitization and enlightenment campaign on the ills of Piracy.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Mr. John Asein said they werer in the State to inform Government of challenges they encounter in the State due to Piracy and disclosed that they intend to establish a school in the State to teach people with talents, build and create wealth for the State.
Our Government House Correspondent, Mercy Kalu reports that Aides of the Deputy Governor and Stakeholders in the copyright Commission were present during the visit.