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Audiovisual Rights Society of Nigeria (Ltd/Gte) (AVRS)

27 August 2014


Pursuant to Section 39 (1) & (2) of the Copyright Act, Cap C28, LFN 2004  
Regulation 1(4) of the Copyright (Collective Management Organisations) Regulations 2007 

The General Public is hereby informed that the above named Organisation has applied to the Nigerian Copyright Commission for grant of a license to operate as a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) pursuant to the provisions of Section 39 (1) & (2) of the Copyright Act, Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, and the Copyright (Collective Management Organisations) Regulations 2007

The objects of the Organisation include:
i.    To administer within Nigeria and elsewhere, Copyright and related rights in audio-visual works based on the Copyright law, which works the company is concerned with;
ii.    To receive and document works in its repertoire;
iii.    To collect royalties on behalf of members; and
iv.    To distribute among members such collected royalties.

Any objection to the grant of the application may be forwarded to the Director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission, Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase I, Annex II, Maitama, P.M.B. 406, Abuja, within twenty-one (21) days from the date of this Publication.

Director General
Nigerian Copyright Commission

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