Microsoft Cautions Nigeria About Impact of Piracy on Innovation and Economy

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“A person cannot say they support intellectual property rights, and then turn a blind eye to piracy. That’s like telling your kids to play soccer by the rules, and then using your hands.Intellectual property protection is the backbone of innovation.”  – David Finn, Associate General Counsel, Worldwide Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting at Microsoft 
“Piracy has continuously discouraged economic development and encouraged the success of pirates due to increased patronage in pirated innovations” – Mrs Ugochi Agoreyo, the Anti-Piracy  Manager, Microsoft Anglophone West Africa

Mr. Babatunde Adetula, Director, Ibadan Zonal Office, NCC during an interview session at the Roundtable organised by Microsoft Nigeria to commemorate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day.


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