Regulation & Policy In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- A group of Nollywood film stars are demanding N12 billion in compensation from DStv for showing their films on its Africa Magic Channel. A spokesperson for the Nigerian Copyright Commission said:” “any individual, whether a writer, a producer or an actor, who feels that his intellectual property is being stolen has a right to cry out and demand compensation. But until such claims are proved to be right, it will remain mere agitation. Nigeria Copyright Commission is out to ensure that intellectual property of any form is adequately protected and rewarded. We would not support deliberate act of exploitation in the Nollywood or in any other sector under our supervision.”