Copyright Registration

GENERAL INFORMATION ON COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

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 Commission.

The NCeRS is to upscale the existing data collection scheme of the copyright Notification to enable the Commission provide more efficient services and wider access to its authors and works database to copyright authors, and members of the public.

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Collective Management Organization (CMO)

The Nigerian Copyright Commission is by law, mandated to grant approval to any organization wishing to function as a Collective Management Organization (CMO) and also oversees the operations of such organizations. 

Collective Management Organizations are bodies/societies established to manage and administer the rights of copyright owners when it is impracticable for such rights to be managed individually and directly by the right owners. 

A CMO has as its primary aim in negotiating and granting of copyright licenses, collecting royalties and distributing same to copyright owners.

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Optical Discs Plants Regulations

The Commission introduced the Copyright (Optical Discs Plants) Regulations in April 2007, (following the release in December 2006) to bring the activities of optical discs plants under a strong regulatory regime, thereby addressing the problem of optical discs piracy from distribution/sales to the point of production.

Basically, the scheme requires every optical disc manufacturing plant and importer in Nigeria to register with the Commission. It also makes it mandatory for the plants to maintain specified records of all their activities.

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Federal Secretariat Complex Phase I, Annex II, Ground Floor, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama District, P. M. B. 406 Garki,
Abuja (F.C.T), Nigeria.
Tel: (+234) 70 9881 2628
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Website: www.copyright.gov.ng; www.eregistration.copyright.gov.ng
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