Police Setup Anti-Piracy Unit
If you are one of those who buy pirated copies of artistes work in traffic or from unauthorised distributors at bus-stops, you are in trouble.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is looking for you!
The Nigeria Police is setting up anti-piracy unit in all the 36 states of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory to combat the piracy of intellectual property.
Idris made the announcement following a request from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who led a delegation on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.
The police in collaboration with artistes will set up a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the renewed and sustained battle against piracy.
”Piracy is a crime. You cannot take the sweat, labour and intellectual work of an individual, reproduce and sell it without his or her consent", the minister said.
Mohammed praised the creative industry for contributing 1.42% of the GDP and opening Nigeria to the rest of the world.