NCC Files Copyright Infringement Charge Against El-Alan Construction Company

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The Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, has filed an amended charge against a construction giant, El-Alan Construction Ltd and one, Mr. Mahesh Sharma over being in possession of five infringing AutoCAD 2018 Standalone License Software.

In a one count charge filed before a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, by two copyright prosecutors, Lynda Alphaeus and Monica Anabor, NCC alleged that El-Alan Construction Company and Mr. Mahesh Sharma, both of number 9 Macgregor Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on or about the 26th day of September, 2022, within the Judicial Division of this Honourable Court, did have in thier possession for the purpose of trade and business, 5 infringing AutoCAD 2018 Standalone License Suite Software.

The charge state’s that the copyright for Software subsists in favour of Ideate Technologies Nigeria Limited (Trading as Worldview Technologies), contrary to and punishable under provisions of Section 20 (2) (c) of the Copyright Act Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The Court has however fixed September 22nd 2023 to take El-Alan Construction Ltd and Mr. Mahesh Sharma’s plea.

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