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AGF BELLO ADOKEAGF Approves Issuance of Copyright Levy Order 2012.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, has granted the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) approval for the issuance of the Copyright (Levy of Materials) Order 2012.

The approval, which permits the implementation of a regime of levy on some materials capable of being used to infringe copyright, was granted in accordance with the provisions of Section 40 of the Copyright Act, Cap C28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The section empowers the Attorney-General of the Federation to make an Order to be published in the Official Gazette of the Federal republic of Nigeria regarding the payment of levy in respect of any material used or capable of being used to infringe copyright in a work.

The approval, conveyed to the Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Afam Ezekude, in a letter reference, NCRC/DSD/10/I dated November 15, 2012, allows the Commission to issue the Copyright (Levy of Materials) Order 2012 by publication of same in the Official Gazette.

The Director-General who disclosed this in Abuja, indicated that the materials regulated by the levy imposed by the new Copyright Order include storage media like Audio Cassettes, Mini Discs, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, SD Memory Cards, Video Cassettes, USB Flash drives, I-Pods and Photocopying Paper. Others are equipment and devices like Photocopying Machines, MP3 Players, Digital Juke box, Mobile Phones, CD recorders, DVD Recorders, Blu Ray Recorders, Computer External Hard Drives, Analogue Audio Recorders, Analogue Video Recorders, Personal Computers, Printing Plates, Printers/Printing Machines, Radio/TV Sets enabling recording, Camcorders and Decoders/Signal Receivers.

According to him, the proceeds of the levy would be payable to a special fund to be created by the Commission in line with Section 40(3) of the Copyright Act.

“The Commission is expected to disburse the funds to beneficiaries who are essentially approved collective management organisations (CMOs) subject to retaining 10 per cent of the collected levy for administrative purposes of agencies that would be involved in the implementation of the scheme”, he stated, adding, “The Order also permits the Commission to retain 20 per cent of the fund for anti-piracy purposes; and 10 per cent for promotion of creativity”, he stated.

The Director-General noted that the compulsory levy provision was one of the pro-author provisions of the Nigerian Copyright Act, aimed at controlling acts of piracy and copyright abuses such as excessive photocopying and unauthorised reproduction of copyright works being carried out in circumstances that could not be subjected to voluntary licensing by right owners but which activities undermined the legitimate interests of copyright owners.

The Director-General observed that the lot of Nigerian copyright owners has been adversely affected, particularly with the advent of more advanced reproduction technologies which facilitate illicit copying either for commercial exploitation or for unauthorised private use, thereby denying copyright industries and the nation the benefit of maximizing the revenue derivable from these sectors.

“The new Copyright Levy Order is thus informed by the need to compensate right owners for the loss that they would obviously suffer from the illicit copying of their works, and to maintain an acceptable international standard of protection that would ensure the betterment of the lot of authors,” he stated.

“In order to address concerns of legitimate users of materials which are subject to the levy, and other activities which may not undermine the interest of authors, the new Levy Order provides for the Minister (in this case, the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation) to exempt any class of materials from the payment of any levy. In addition to such exemption, the levy payable under the new Order does not apply to materials manufactured in Nigeria for purposes of export. Similarly, Institutions that represent persons with disability as may be approved by the Minister are also exempted from payment of the levy”, he added.

The Director-General who pointed out that the new copyright Order received inputs of relevant stakeholders in the copyright industries, called on copyright stakeholders and relevant agencies of government to partner with the Commission to actualise the new levy Order.

He assured that as Nigeria was being repositioned to reap the gains of the new transformation agenda, through the proposed reform of the Copyright system recently launched by the Commission, the implementation of the Order would strengthen the economic position of creators, encourage investment, generate revenue for government, discourage piracy and other abuses as well as provide incentive for more creativity.

Vincent A. Oyefeso

Assistant Director,

Public Affairs

For: Director-General

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NCC Raids MCSN Office In Lagos Five Arrested

Friday, 21 September 2012
NCC Raids MCSN Office In Lagos Five Arrested

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) today, Tuesday, 18th of September, 2012 carried out a raid...

NCC Directors get Computer Appreciation Training, DG pledges...

Friday, 21 September 2012
NCC Directors get Computer Appreciation Training, DG pledges more staff training

THE Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Afam Ezekude, has reaffirmed his commitment to...

Nigerian Copyright Commission to Reform Copyright System......

Thursday, 20 September 2012
 Nigerian Copyright Commission to Reform Copyright System....DG seeks stakeholders' collaboration

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has set in motion machinery aimed at reforming the nation's...

Nigerian Copyright Commission, African University of Science...

Monday, 03 September 2012
Nigerian Copyright Commission, African University of Science and Technology Sign M.O.U. On IP Development

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and African University of Science and Technology (AUST), a subsidiary...

Human Capacity Building is Key to NCC's Copyright Protection...

Friday, 27 July 2012
Human Capacity Building is Key to NCC's Copyright Protection Vision - DG

Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Afam Ezekude, has affirmed the Commission's commitment to...

NPA Lauds Copyright Enforcement As NCC DG Solicits More Stak...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
NPA Lauds Copyright Enforcement As NCC DG Solicits More Stakeholder Support

As the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) commends the enforcement interventions of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC),...

Nigerian Copyright Commission Takes Piracy Zero-Tolerance Po...

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Nigerian Copyright Commission Takes Piracy Zero-Tolerance Policy To Alaba Market

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has taken its outreach programme to traders in Alaba International...

NCC Secures 27 Piracy Convictions

Friday, 13 July 2012
NCC Secures 27 Piracy Convictions

THE Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has secured 27 convictions against different copyright offenders between January...

Copyright Commission Impounds 10,000 Cartons Of Pirated Book...

Friday, 13 July 2012
Copyright Commission Impounds 10,000 Cartons Of Pirated Books Worth N1.5billion

SEVEN container-loads of suspected pirated books imported illegally from China, estimated at over N1.5 billion,...

Nigeria Joins The World At The Conclusion Of The Beijing Tre...

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Nigeria Joins The World At The Conclusion Of The Beijing Treaty On Audiovisual Performances

Nigeria joined over 500 negotiators from the 185 member states of the World Intellectual Property...

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