Copyright Society of Nigeria tasks youths on innovation

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Nigerian youths have been urged to take advantage of the creative industry by being more innovative with the contents of their productions.

The Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Mr Tony Okoroji, made the call in Lagos sayings that the Nigeria Copyright Commission, NCC, had in the past three decades continued to guarantee the protection of intellectual property rights.

“The younger generation needs to have the courage to be more creative in other to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the commission to protect intellectual property.

“The NCC will implement the law to its best, but it takes on the individual’s creative person to use the law of the commission to make sure that they develop their life.

“I urge the younger generation therefore, to use the facilities set up to improve on their creativity and push their career to the next level,” he said.

The Chairman noted that Nigerian music and films were increasingly becoming more competitive in the international community with diverse blend of culture that makes up Nigeria coupled with the unique style of afromusic that makes the Nigerian entertainment industry attractive to foreigners.

Okoroji, who said that the entertainment industry had become a major money spinner for the Nigerian economy, urged the NCC to remain focused in the protection of intellectual property.

“My prayer for NCC is that they find the courage to continue to do what is right so as to encourage quality creative contents capable of growing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.

“I am dreaming and praying for a commission that is completely focused on the interest of the stakeholders, musicians, writers and actors.

“This will allow for speedy development in the entertainment sector which will have a ripple effect in the Nigeria nation as a whole,” Okoroji said.

Rahila L.