The Nigeria Copyright Commission NCC, says it is committed to stamping out piracy and stealing of intellectual properties in the country.
The Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Vincent Oyefeso, said this in Ilorin while speaking at the 30th anniversary of the establishment of NCC.
Oyesfeso declared that NCC had zero tolerance for piracy; saying that was the reason the commission decided to fight the scourge to finish.
According to him, piracy not only destroys the owner of the artistic and intellectual property, but also kill the economy of the country.
Oyesfeso said that NCC was established on August 18th, 1989 via Copyright Act 28, LFN 2004.
He said copyright owners could institute civil suit against copyright offenders, apart from the criminal suit the commission normally institute against such offenders.
NCC Coordinator in Kwara, Justina Akinwumi, said the anniversary was to celebrate creativity.