The Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John Asein has initiated a new programme tagged, Staff Neighbourhood Anti-piracy Surveillance (SNAPS).
Asein on Wednesday explained that the initiative was geared towards the actualisation of the Commission’s statutory mandates.
He tasked all staff members to be on the watch out for activities of pirates and endeavour to educate people about copyright in their neighbourhoods.
Asein stated that intelligence gathered during SNAPS on the activities of pirates should be channelled to Heads of Departments and the Director of Enforcement to his Office for prompt actions.
The DG said that the Commission would soon introduce a surveillance initiative for stakeholders as a proactive public-private sector collaboration for effective copyright promotion, protection and enforcement strategy.
According to him, the upcoming stakeholders’ SNAPS would enable the Commission to engage and empower copyright stakeholders as the eyes and development partners of NCC in the creative industries.
He said that the initiative would assist in building critical synergy in the fight against piracy while boosting public enlightenment on copyright issues nationwide.