NCC unveils e-registration platform to check piracy
The drive to check the activities of pirates and ensure that owners of intellectual properties are adequately rewarded received a boost in Lagos last week when Nigerian Copyright Commission launched the Nigerian e-Copyright Registration System.
While unveiling the platform, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke commended and congratulated the management of the commission for what he described as a remarkable achievement.
The e-Registration System allows intellectual property owners to register their works with NCC without going physically to any of the commission’s offices. Adoke, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant, Victoria Mbu, noted that the commission has made considerable progress in the discharge of its mandate, especially in the area of enforcement and prosecution of copyright infringement cases. He stated that the evolution of digital technology has revolutionized the manner in which information and services are accessed and consumed.
According to him, the introduction of the e-system of registration is not only timely, but also reflects the current global trend in service delivery. He noted, “From the brief provided on how this system will function, it is obvious that it will obviate one of the serious challenges of analogue processes of record management which is ease of maintenance and retrieval of information.”