Abuja - Stakeholders will next month converge
in Lagos for a key lecture around the rapid growth of the Digital Economy.
The Digital Economy refers to an economy that is based on
digital computing technologies.
The November event is slated for November 2 when
Nigeria’s best brains, legal scholars and the stars of the nation’s creative
industries gather under the auspices of the 2015 Copyright Society of Nigeria.
It is one of the key events of the COSON Week holding
from November 1 to 7.
The theme of this year’s lecture, which is attracting
significant interest, is “Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital
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A major highlight of the event will be the presentation
of the Copyright Grand Medal to the nation’s elder statesman and unsurpassed
legal luminary, Prince Bola Ajibola.
Ajibola, a former President of the Nigerian Bar
Association, distinguished himself as a Judge of the World Court at The Hague.
Ajibola was Attorney-General of the Federation in Nigeria
and during his tenure played a pivotal role in the promulgation of the Nigerian
copyright law which has formed the bedrock of the immense activity in popular
music, movies, programming and similar creative endeavors in the country.
The 81-year-old, who will be the Guest of Honour at the
COSON Lecture, will be the first individual to be presented with the Copyright
COSON Chairman, Tony Okoroji, said he was elated ahead of the event.
"The arrangements for the COSON Lecture are
going on very well. For a living legend like Prince Bola Ajibola who is rarely
seen in public, to accept to honour us with his presence at the COSON Lecture
is mind blowing," he said.
- CAJ News