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PostSubject: Levy on mobile phones, computers, photocopiers, others soon   2015-04-24, 04:43

The implementation of two per
cent levy on mobile phones,
computers, photocopying
machines, scanners and similar
products will begin soon, Director
General of the National Copyright
Commission, Mr. Afam Ezekude, has
said.
Ezekude said this at a press briefing
to mark the 2015 World Book and
Copyright Day in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the order for the levy had
been put into gazette, adding that
the only thing that remained was a
nod for implementation from the
Minister of Finance.
The levy order is applicable to all
imported or locally produced
materials used or capable of being
used to infringe copyright in a work
both imported and manufactured in
the country and it is designed to
compensate the right owners for
the envisaged infringement.
The NCC boss said, “The copyright
levy on particular materials order
has not been abandoned. It places a
levy on any material either
manufactured locally or coming
into the country from outside.
“It imposes a minimum levy on
those materials as a way of
compensating copyright owners
because a lot of these materials
such as photocopying machines,
phones and DVDs that can be used
for infringing people’s copyright.
We are imposing a levy on them.
“As we speak, the order is currently
awaiting implementation. We are
waiting for the nod from the
Minister of Finance to actually start
implementation but we are almost
there. It is important that the order
is implemented so that our right
owners will get what is actually
theirs.”
He added, “It is not a tax; it is a levy.
Before the levy order was put into a
gazette, we actually did relevant
consultations with industry people
that will be affected by the levy
order – the Importers Association of
Nigeria; the Manufacturers
Association of Nigeria. The
consultation was very successful.
“We had opportunity to explain
what we are trying to do and they
were happy to key into it and that
is why we got to the point of
putting it into gazette and to the
point of implementation.
“We could not have done this if the
importers and the manufacturers
had kicked against it because it
would impact on them. They
understand how important it is for
the right owners to be
compensated.
“It is a levy. It is completely
different from a tax.”
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PostSubject: Re: Levy on mobile phones, computers, photocopiers, others soon   2015-04-24, 07:12

Hmm, is not going easy oo.
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PostSubject: Re: Levy on mobile phones, computers, photocopiers, others soon   2015-04-24, 11:50

@delafirst wrote:
Hmm, is not going easy oo.
hw do u get knw
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