The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), has renewed the license of the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria MCSN, to continue to operate as a Collective Management Organisation CMO in accordance with the Copyright Collective Management Organisation Regulations 2007.
The renewal of MCSN’s approval to continue to operate as a collective society for musical works and sound recordings was conveyed in a letter from the industry regulator, the NCC.
With the renewal of MCSN’s licence to operate as a CMO in addition to its being the largest owner, assignee and exclusive licensee of copyright in musical works and sound recordings Nigerian creators of intellectual property are full of expectations of great rewards for their creativity.
In a statement, the Chief Executive Officer of MCSN, Mr Mayo Ayiralo commended the Director General of the NCC, Mr. John Ohi Asein, for his effort towards having a transformed copyright landscape to ensure the interest of intellectual property owners are protected, adding that the MCSN has thrown its doors wide open for all creators of musical works, sound recordings and other genres of copyright interests for a robust and harmonious engagement for the realisation of the greater goal of creating prosperity for all.
It assured everyone in the sector, both creators and users a fair deal for all, while the issue of playing by the rule would not be taken lightly.