Pirated books worth N300 million seized at Onne Port by copyright commission 

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has recently made a significant seizure, intercepting three shipping containers laden with 3000 cartons of pirated books at Onne Port, Rivers State worth about N300 million.

Dr. John Asein, the Director-General of the commission, revealed this development in a press statement released to the public.

According to Asein, the intercepted containers, with an estimated market value exceeding N300 million, contained pirated books belonging to prominent Nigerian publishers, including Africana First, Bounty Press, Evans, Learn Africa, Macmillan, Metropolitan, and University Press Plc. This seizure shows the persistent threat of piracy facing the nation’s publishing industry.