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Copyrights body honours ex-Attorney General Ajibola

13 October 2015, 08:07Okoro Chinedu

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 Economy."

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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 Grand Medal.

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

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