On 30 September, IFRRO cooperated in a workshop co-organised with the Nigerian Intellectual Property Office, NCC (Nigerian Copyright Council); the Norwegian Development Association NORCODE; and WIPO. Dora Makwinja, IFRRO Board member, Chair of IFRRO’s Africa Development Committee, and Executive Director of COSOMA (Malawi) and the IFRRO CEO Olav Stokkmo were IFRRO speakers.
The workshop, which took place in Lagos, adopted a resolution, through which Repronig, the Nigerian RRO, and the music and audio-visual CMOs agreed to establish a forum for cooperation. The workshop also expressed support for the TAG initiative on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance in CMOs, and urged IFRRO, CISAC, IFPI and SCAPR to address a letter to the Nigerian authorities in support of a rapid implementation of the copyright levies established in the Nigerian legislation.
Click herefor the full resolutions of the workshop