COSON partners with GOOGLE in Lagos

Lagos – Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole government approved copyright collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 signed a major partnership agreement with internet giant, Google at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji said that the agreement negotiated over several months was a major step in providing worldwide access to the music of Nigerian artistes and to ensure that the creators of music in Nigeria and the investors receive appropriate compensation for their labour.

Chief Tony Okoroji (COSON), Mr Patrick Walker (Google)

He also announced that Google is an important partner in the West African Network (WAN) being coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which seeks to link the database of all the key collective management organizations in West Africa including COSON and to provide for them a major global shop window.

(L-R): Eriemeghe, Okoroji, Walker, Ehimuan, Bassey

While Chief Okoroji signed the agreement on behalf of COSON, Google Senior Director- Partnership, (Europe, Africa & Middle East), Mr. Patrick Walker who was in Nigeria for the event signed for Google which was also represented at the event by Country Manager, Ms. Juliet Ehimuan and Marketing Manager, Ms Affiom Bassey.

Report by Trendy Africa Nigeria

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