ANTI-PIRACY Society of Nigeria (APSON) sought to partner with Anambra Newspapers and Printing Cooperation to aid in combating piracy and counterfeits in Nigerian products.
Speaking during a courtesy visits to Anambra Newspapers and Printing Cooperation,(ANPC) Awka, the National Chairman, Anti-Piracy Society of Nigeria (APSON), Frank Uduonu, urged the Managing Director, ANPC Sir Chuka Nnabuife to partner the group in creating awareness, as greater number of the public don’t know the law behind piracy and cannot differentiate between original products and counterfeit.
Continuing, Uduonu lamented that a good number of fake products are in circulation and said, “we conducted a research in riverine area of Anambra State and discovered that 95.5% of wine sold out there are fake, and the people believe that anything in green bottle is wine so long as it foams.”
Reacting to a question put across to him on the level of preparedness of the group to check these ills, Mr Uduonu said: “we are fully loaded, well packaged, we are force behind a success, but people should seek wisdom always.”
Speaking during the courtesy visit, the Managing Director, ANPC, Sir Chuka Nnabuife pledged his support to APSON. He promised to help in disseminating information so long as they are well packaged. He urged them to expand their coast, do more activities, go to government and non governmental organizations, institutions and create awareness.
Speaking further, Nnabuife decried how copyright owners suffer in the hands of pirates. He said, “to photocopy a whole book is piracy and you cannot lead a person into this part if you are not more knowledgeable.”
Mr. Uduonu paid the courtesy visit with the Secretary of APSON, Nkem Emodi, his PRO, Dumobi Chukwuma, his P.A, Okafor Chinenye and Nnamchi Moses.