Multichoice Nigeria in a bid to checkmate the scourge of broadcast piracy in Nigeria, recently organized enforcement training for officers of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in Abuja on June 30, 2019.
The training workshop was hosted by Multichoice; owners of DSTV and Gotv broadcast rights in Nigeria conjunction with the Enforcement Department of the Commission.
Speaking at the workshop the Anti-piracy Manager of Multichoice Nigeria and facilitator of the workshop, Mr. Umar Abdulaziz-Ibrahim, disclosed that it was aimed at enlightening and educating staff of the Commission on contemporary issues in broadcast piracy.
Mr. Umar while commending the Commission’s resilience in the organizing broadcast raids in the South East and South-South Zones of Nigeria calls for greater collaboration noting that the anti-piracy raids has boosted the sales of DSTV in Nigeria.
The Director General, NCC, Mr. Afam Ezekude represented by the Director of Enforcement, NCC, Mr. Augustine Amodu in his response thanked Multichoice for organizing the workshop which is quite educative. He said the training provides a forum for brainstorming as everything learnt was going to be deployed to improve the fight against piracy.
The workshop focused on discourse like Broadcast piracy and its effects, Broadcast piracy types i.e Cable piracy, Grey market piracy, SUD and MUD piracy, Public screening piracy, Commercial piracy. Re-broadcasting piracy, broadcast piracy and the law, criminal prosecution, case management, electronic counter measures and Internet streaming piracy.
A highlight of the workshop/training is the question and answer segment where challenging issues in broadcast piracy were tackled and practical approach in surveillance and identification of infringing targets taught.
Others in attendance are the Deputy Director of Enforcement, NCC, Mr. Jackson Ekwere, Head, Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Multichoice, Mr. Gozie Anumonu and 35 Staff of the Commission drawn from all departments.