Searches of the NeCRS Database

You can search for existing works on our e-registration platform or for more information about an author.

Registration of Copyrights

The Nigerian Copyright e-Registration System (NCeRS) offers a platform for creators of copyright works or persons who have acquired rights in these works to register the work online with the Nigerian Copyright Commission.

Anti-piracy & Enforcement

Copyright Act provides for criminal violation of the law. These are offences which are punishable by terms of imprisonment in most cases. Any person who violates these provision will be investigated by operatives of the Commission called Copyright Inspectors.

Registration of ODP

Nigerian Copyright Commission handles the registration and renewal of license of Optical disc plant.

The Commission introduced the Copyright (Optical Discs Plants) Regulations in April 2007, (following the release in December 2006)

General Inquiry

Provides the leadership, support, resources and services to carry out the strategic mission of the agency. Together these department, ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, support staff success, and enhance and expand the agency’s reach.

Regulation of CMO

The Copyright Act provides that Copyright Owners, in respect of one or more classes or kinds of Copyright, may come together and form a CMO/Collecting Society, for the benefit and protection of Copyright Owners, Assignees and Licensors.

Regulatory

Regulatory department is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the regulatory activities and copyright management operations of the Commission are carried out in line with the provisions of the Act and any other relevant Legislation.

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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Submitted Petitions

200

Ongoing Cases

100+

Convictions & Judgements

1000+

Antipiracy Activity

Stakeholders We Serve

Our stakeholders are primarily found in Industries represented.

COSON

Copyright Society of Nigeria

AVRS

Audio Visual Rights Society

MCSN

Musical Copyright Society Nigeria

SNA

REPRONIG

Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria

ANA

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December 4, 2019  By : copyrightgov

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Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has been urged to initiate a regulatory scheme for compulsory registration.Read More

November 10, 2019  By : copyrightgov