AVRS finally gets Operational License

AVRS Chairman Mahmood Ali Balogun receiving the Operational license

The Audio Visual Right Society of Nigeria LTD/GTE (AVRS) has finally gotten

Finally, government considers CMO for motion picture industry

THE sordid condition of Nigeria’s intellectual rights environment and the fact that Nigeria has not effectively created an ambiance where intellectual property owners can be adequately rewarded has made the need for establishment of Collective Rights Management Organisations otherwise called CMO’s imperative. Thankfully, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) recognizes the need for the establishment of CMO’s, which is why it licensed the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) to manage the rights of musical artiste.

Collective Management Organisation For Motion Picture In Nigeria: Call For Action By Mahmood Ali- Balogun

Sequel to the seminar and consultation organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) on IP rights of film practitioners and consultations with audio-visual industry stakeholders held on April 11 to 13 2012 at NFC Lagos Office Screening room, where it was unanimously decided that there is the need for the formation of a CMO to cut down on piracy and protect the rights of Film Professionals.

WIPO-NFC-NCC Consultation Conclusions, on Audio-Visual Collective Rights management

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) organized a conference on the current state of the film and TV industries in Nigeria in Lagos on April 11 to 13, 2012.


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