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Nigeria: At Nibf 2022, Stakeholders Call for Govt Support for Book Industry, Fight Against Piracy

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The three-day conventional feast for e book lovers, Nigerian Worldwide E book Competition (NIBF) 2022 version got here to a wrap final week with stakeholders urging the federal government to assist the e book trade and be extra aggressive within the combat in opposition to piracy. Held at Harbour Level Occasion Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the occasion which had as its Chief Host, the Government Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu as its chief host, was certainly a potpourri of actions. College competitions, authors’ groove, panelists’ discussions, and naturally, the exhibition of a variety of books in an adjoining wing to the primary auditorium had been a part of the highlights of the literary feast.

In his welcome handle on the NIBF Worldwide Convention, the Chairman, Nigerian E book Belief Truthful, Mr Gbadega Adedapo referred to as on the federal government to strengthen the e book trade with coverage formulation to mitigate the financial pressure on the e book ecosystem.

“Uncooked supplies for e book manufacturing at the moment are very costly and we hereby enchantment to the Federal to help our sector with particular fund and ample assist,” he stated.

Through the keynote handle with the theme ‘Copyright & Sustainable Development within the e book ‘Ecosystem: Setting A New Agenda,’ the Director-Common, Nigerian Copyright Fee, John Asein revealed that there are ongoing efforts at enhancing the nation’s copyright laws with a brand new Copyright invoice.

“Among the new points addressed within the invoice embrace the proper of remuneration for some classes of copyright homeowners, particular exceptions for the visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, provisions regarding technological safety measures, rights administration data, an elaborate enforcement mechanism for on-line infringement in addition to stiffer sanctions for felony infringements,” he disclosed.