Government Clamps Down On Pirates In Lagos

Raid on pirates

A combined team of operatives of the Nigeria Copyright Commission, NCC and the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, LSFVCB, has arrested 26 suspected pirates during a three-day siege on prominent streets in the state.

The team which carried out raids on areas like Agege, Oshodi, Iyana-Ipaja, Orile Iganmu and Obalende also seized 7000 copies of pirated works and other materials.



    Members of the Yoruba Movie, Producers & Marketers Association of Nigeria also assisted in the operation, which had the support of police.

    General Secretary of Yoruba Movie Producers/Marketers Association of Nigeria, Adetunji Ojetola, said the aim of the raids was to curb the massive losses being incurred by movie professionals as a result of piracy.

    He said most film producers were getting discouraged about the inability of the appropriate authorities to curtail the unfortunate situation where artistes do not get their dues for intellectual works.

    He said the raids would be done constantly with support from security operatives and the NCC until sanity was restored to the film industry.


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