Book Piracy

  • Govt Should Intensify Battle Against Piracy-Authors

    Pirated books 1The Oyo state chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors(ANA) has appealed to the Federal Government to curb the activities of book pirates in the country.

    The ANA made this appeal recently, through its Chairman Mr. Funsho Omotosho at an event to commemorate the World Book and Copyright day in Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Nigerian authors are not business people, only a few of us earn our living through writing. We have other things we do. Our appeal to government through the Nigeria Copyright Commission is for government to intensify the battle against book piracy. Without remuneration coming, the authors will languish’’, Mr. Omotosho disclosed.

    In her remarks, the Zonal Director of the Nigeria Copyright Commission, Mrs. Bisi Ogundiran called for concerted efforts among stakeholders to eradicate book piracy.

    ‘’We must jointly say no to piracy. Pirates eat where they have not sown and they kill rights owners. As Teachers we must ensure that all those books supplied to our schools are from the right source and are original, so that the benefits would go back to the rightful authors and publishers. We don’t want our authors and publishers to die before their time. Please do not patronize pirates, they are economic saboteurs, please do not encourage book piracy’’, Mrs. Ogundiran warned.