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REVISION OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT

22 June 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

REVISION OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT

In pursuance of its responsibilities under the Copyright Act, (Cap. C.28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004) and in response to the demand of stakeholders to bring the Copyright Act in line with current challenges, particularly in the digital environment, the Commission is in the process of revising the Copyright Act.

Some of the areas that have attracted comments in the recent past are: the need to domesticate the provisions of the WIPO Internet treaties; digital rights management; technological protection measures; the liability of Internet service providers; need for clear provisions on the obligations of producers and publishers of copyright works; more effective and deterrent penalties for copyright offences; as well as the provision of preemptive mechanisms to address online piracy.

The Commission is using this medium to invite inputs, comments and suggestions from copyright experts and stakeholders in the creative industries as well as the general public towards the amendment process. The text of the Act is available on the Commission’s website and may be obtained from the Commission’s Head Office. Submissions may be made online at: www.copyright.gov.ng. or in hard copies to: Nigerian Copyright Commission, Federal Secretariat Phase 1, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja. P. M. B.406, Garki, Abuja by 16th March, 2012.

For further enquiries, contact John O. Asein, Director, Nigerian Copyright Institute, at the above address, or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +234 80 2323 7677.

 

Afam Ezekude

DIRECTOR GENERAL

NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION

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