The 2018 Annual General Meeting of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) will hold on May 10, 2018 at Lagos Sheraton Hotel Ikeja.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the full Board of the society which held at COSON House, Ikeja on February 26, 2018.
At the AGM, elections to all vacant positions on the Board will be held and the report of the auditors to the society will be considered.
The Board meeting also resolved to pursue with every diligence the setting aside at the Court of Appeal of the judgment delivered by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court on February 13 in the case brought by COSON against MCSN, the AGF and NCC. According to the Board, except overturned, the judgment will destroy the collective management of copyright in Nigeria and put many commercial users of musical content at enormous risk.
The Board also approved Management’s request for new sophisticated software to speed up specific distribution of royalties to members and affiliates of the society.
Present at the Board meeting presided over by Chief Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON, were Board members, Sir Shina Peters, Ras Kimono, Hon John Udegbunam, Kenny Saint Brown, Azeezat Allen, Engr Sharon Esco Wilson, Maureen Ejezie, Richard Cole and Uche Emeka Paul. Also present were Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, the society’s General Manager and Ms Bernice Eriemeghe, the society’s Head of Finance & Administration.