Liberia’s Copyright Capacity Strengthened

Liberia's Copyright Capacity Strengthened

By Edwin G. Wandah

The Liberia’s Copyright Office in Monrovia yesterday benefited from several accessories from the Norwegian Copyright Association worth more than USD6, 000, 00.

The consignment of items which included laptops, printers, and photocopiers, (Printers, and scanners) were received by the Officer-In-Charge of  the Copyright, Ernest C. B. Bruce, and hosts of other officials of the Liberia Copyright Office which is located adjacent the Executive Mansion of Liberia.

Speaking to the media shortly before the arrival of the items, Mr. Ernest C. B. Bruce said, the issues of piracy have been major impediments in Liberia recently.

According to him, the establishment of a new group, “Journalists Against Piracy”, (JAP), has added flavor to assisting curtail the numerous challenges faced by the Liberia’s Copyright.

According to him, several criminals used the fragile systems to exploit millions of dollars illegally from Liberia through pirated commercial activities which he said has seriously affected the country and its people in general.

Recently, the Liberia’s Copyright Office through the Big Fish Operation team set December 3rd to the 15th as a deadline for criminals who are duping the market of dubbing audio and visual materials for commercial activities, probably, on the black markets.

Meanwhile, the Copyright Operation Big Fish which is the codename for the action taken under the copyright office will carry out its actions against illegal business owners who are involved in piracy in Liberia.