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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
A container load of suspected pirated books, valued at over N20 million, belonging to different.Read More
Nigeria will benefit immensely from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) External Office newly established.Read More
Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John O. Asein has been conferred with the Global.Read More