NCC Moves To Sanitise CD Production

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The Nigerian Copyrights
Commission (NCC) yesterday in Lagos embarked on the inspection of compact disc (CDs) replicating plants to enforce compliance with piracy rules.
The Director, Enforcement, NCC, Mr Augustine Amodu, told newsmen during the tour that the exercise was to ensure that industry operators complied with rules and regulations.
He said though some plants were operating according to standards, there were others that had wrong Source Identification Code (SID) in some of their lines, adding that such plants were shut down. “We try all our possible best in the commission to see that we regulate piracy from going to those producing CDs.
“We’re out again this year to come to see what the replicating plants have been doing. We have already done four of the inspection of the replicating plants we are in the fifth.
“We found a little problem in Shan and we have shut one of the lines down. Shan yesterday told us that they were test-running the line and we said there is no need to test-run.
“You have to go and get an SID code so that we can trace any of the optical discs you have produced in the market.
“The Nigerian Copyright Commission is committed as ever to fight piracy in Nigeria.
He said that the inspection tour would cover not less than 10 replicating plants in Lagos.
The SID Code was initiated by NCC in 2009 to protect the originality of literary and electronic works to guard against piracy.