Lagos- The recently licensed Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) has warned broadcasters of audio visual works that things have changed, reports City Voice
Board chair of AVRS, Mahmood Ali-Balogun said that compensation must be paid for every use of our intellectual property by every broadcast media or organizations that use our works for profitability.
He said that the goal posts have moved, and that licenses must be obtained for the exploitation of films and broadcast works.
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The film maker and AVRS boss said that the body is willingly to dialogue with every stakeholder on the best way forward.
He also acknowledged the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the birth of AVRS.
Ali-Balogun said that AVRS are ready to go to court so that broadcasters pay something for what they use.Read
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