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Tony Okoroji sues Cross River government for N5 billion

14 November 2013, 09:00

Abuja - The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has brought a five billion naira legal action against the Cross River State Carnival Commission, the Governor of Cross River State and the Attorney General of the state.

In the Suit No FHC/L/CS/1544/13 filed at the Federal High Court, the Tony Okoroji-led COSON is claiming that the Calabar Carnival organised by the Cross River Carnival Commission on behalf of the Cross River State government uses, without any license or authorisation, various musical works and sound recordings belonging to its members.

Commenting on the development, COSON's general manager, Chinedu Chukwuji said, "I know how hard we have tried to engage the officials of the Cross River State Government to find an amicable answer. The problem is that in this day and age, many supposedly educated Nigerians still do not take intellectual property matters seriously."

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