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Bravo! NCC suspends COSON’s license, places the interests of artists, FIRST! @CopyrightComm

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A big hats off to the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) for showing great leadership today by suspending the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)’s license until COSON follows the law and places the interest of artists, its constituents, as its utmost priority. Per my previous writing which you can read here, COSON was making a mockery of artists’ rights and the …

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Nigerian Copyright Commission Director Issues Statement Regarding COSON Board Leadership Crisis

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Read the detailed press statement from the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission addressing the leadership crisis within the COSON Board and threatening to step in, if necessary, to put an end to it. -Ms. Uduak TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION, MR. AFAM EZEKUDE, ON THE DISPUTE IN THE GOVERNING BOARD OF COPYRIGHT …

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COSON Sues Efe Omoregbe Over Promoting himself as New Chairman of COSON

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The infighting at COSON between Toni Okoroji (Chairman of COSON) and Efe Omoregbe (alleged new Chairman of COSON) and select board members continues and it is incredibly sad to see the mission of the organization appear derailed at the expense of artists. If you missed the back story, catch up with the following links below. In the meantime, here is the …

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Watch Entertainment Law in Nigeria with Nollywood Veteran RMD @RMofeDamijo

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It’s Friday and a great time for a ‘Flashback Friday’ video featuring the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) 11th Annual Business Law Conference’s panel session titled, ‘The Changing Face of the Entertainment Industry – Prospects and Opportunities.’ Hosted by popular actor and filmmaker Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD (who is also a lawyer), the session saw some AML lawyer subscribers as part …

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#Grammys2018: Watch Industry Stakeholders Speak at the Congressional Hearing on ‘Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It’

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“On Jan. 26 in New York City, the full House Judiciary Committee conducted a field hearing titled “Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It.” Held at ranking member Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) alma mater, Fordham University School of Law, the all-star, all-music panel of witnesses included singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, platinum-selling producer Mike Clink, country songwriter Tom Douglas, three-time …