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NCC: An Overview
Decree No. 61 of 1970 was the first indigenous legal instrument regulating issues relating to copyright in Nigeria. This Decree was promulgated just after the Nigerian civil war ended but salient provisions in the law did not foresee the rapid socio-economic development, as well as influx of products of advanced technology into the country, which made illegal reproduction of works protected by copyright much easier.
The consequence of the inadequacy of Decree 61 to protecting creativity and scholarship was high scale piracy that robbed creators, organisations and individuals who helped produce or disseminate creative works as well as the society, of potential income
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Stakeholders We Serve
Our stakeholders are primarily found in Industries represented.
Copyright Society of Nigeria
Audio Visual Rights Society
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria
Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria
GOODWILL MESSAGE OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NCC, MR. JOHN O. ASEIN AT AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM ON THE BANE OF COUNTERFEIT PHAMACEUTICALS AND PIRACY ORGANISED BY THE UNITED STATES MISSION IN NIGERIA AND THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HELD IN LAGOS ON 16-17 SEPTEMBER 2019
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is delighted to be a part of this Intellectual Property.Read More
IF Nigeria would succeed in efforts at diversifying its economic sustenance beyond revenue inflow.Read More
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has intensified its partnership with the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA),.Read More