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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kanayo O Kanayo Calls for Anti-piracy Police for the Protection of Intellectual Property


KOK speaking at the press conference and product launch.

Nollywood actor and Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has called for the establishment of an Intellectual Property Police in the mould of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to help fight piracy in the country.

“Piracy constitutes intellectual terrorism; it is more deadly than HIV and AIDS,” he said  at the press conference and product launching of  Job Alert Management System (JAMS), designed to curb piracy to a barest minimum by Transerve Disc Technologies Limited at the prestigious Golden Tulip in Festac Town, Lagos on Friday March 21, 2014.
Kanayo also decried the lack of quality in recent Nigerian home movies, putting blame on the activities of pirates, who he said have taken over the show from producers, starving them of remuneration.

 The Chairman/CEO  Mr. Cyprian Orakpo and his wife Mrs. Doreen Orakpo, the Director/COO of Transerve Disc Technologies Limited with KOK

Transerve Disc Technologies Limited, a company which specialises in the replication of discs, also displayed three products – DVD 5 and DVD 9 Replication, Glass Mastering (Stamper) and Job Alert Management System (JAMS), designed to curb piracy to a barest minimum.

 Mr. Cyprian Orakpo speaking at the event.

The chairman of the company, Cyprian Orakpo, said: “The Job Alert can help curb piracy in the sense that if you are a content owner and you bring your job to Transerve and we register it with your data, and have a record that this is the owner of this work; you are alerted on every order placed on that job. You are given opportunity to checkmate pirates from the source; if pirates should forge your authority letter, and pretend that they are the owners of the work, when they come to us, the moment we schedule this work, you will receive an alert telling you that your work has been scheduled at Transerve and that you have 12 hours to get back to us or else, we will take it that you authorised it.”

 Mr. Afam Ezekude, Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).

The Director General, Nigeria Copyright Commission, Mr. Afam Ezekude, commended the company and noted that the commission is also doing its best to stamp out piracy in the country, despite low funding.

 Gabriel Onyiyechi Okoye, aka Igwe Gabosky, President of the Motion Picture Distributors of Nigeria (MOPIDON) and producer of Nollywood best selling movies Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Tycoon, Beyond the Vow, Picadilly and Wedlock of Blood.

Accomplished filmmaker Mahmood Ali-Balogun and Gabriel Onyiyechi Okoye, aka Igwe Gabosky, President of the Motion Picture Distributors of Nigeria (MOPIDON) and major stakeholders in the entertainment industry, including Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Afam Ezekude, Ms. Patricia Bala , Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and President of Copyright Society Of Nigeria (COSON) Mr. Tony Okoroji were among the dignitaries at the event.

Ms. Patricia Bala , Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).


Transerve, the biggest producer of audio and video CDs, DVDs and other digital products in West Africa launched the Job Alert Management System (JAMS), its pace setting anti piracy Optical Disc Software that monitors the production and distribution of all products and services from the company to all the customers in Nigeria and the rest of the world.
This is the first of its kind innovation by any manufacturer of digital distribution audio and video tapes in CDs, DVDs in Africa.




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