NCC partners AEPB against street hawking of copyright works

By Evelyn Osagie


To curtail copyright infringement of works, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has taken the fight to the streets.

It is partnering the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to stamp out street hawking of copyright-protected works like books, CDs, VCDs and DVDs.

According to the Director-General of NCC, Mr. John O. Asein, street selling of copyright materials is illegal and will be checked in line with the copyright and environmental laws.

Speaking during a visit to AEPB headquarters in Abuja, Assein expressed displeasure at vendors who engaged in selling of pirated books. He called for a proactive partnership of NCC and AEBP to rid the streets of widespread peddling of pirayed works such as CDs, CDs and DVDs.

“This unwholesome practice of selling copyright works on the streets is an open show of lawlessness which portrays a negative image of the country. Most of the people engaged in this illegal activity use the…

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