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 Copyright

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 ODPs

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 CMOs

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 Licensees.

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.

DG's Welcome Message

More than ever before, creativity remains a major vehicle of economic development in today’s knowledge driven economy. Fortunately, Nigeria is well endowed with creative talents and it has distinguished itself in the film, music, literary works and the arts. The Nigerian Copyright Commission is mindful of the place of the creative industries, as a tool national development. It therefore remains committed to a strong, sustainable and solution-driven copyright system that is able to sustain the creative industries and the knowledge ecosystem.

As the world experiences rapid migration from analogue to digital platforms, the Commission is mindful of the peculiar challenges posed by the convergence of media, blurring of dividing lines in industries and the disappearance of national boundaries in the digital environment. It is therefore adapting its service delivery to respond speedily and more efficiently to the new demands.

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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

Latest News

NCC DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY, PROFESSIONALISM FOR ENHANCED COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT

NCC DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY, PROFESSIONALISM FOR ENHANCED COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT

Operatives of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have been charged to uphold the Public Service ethics.Read More

July 22, 2020  By : copyrightgov
Federal High Court, Uyo, Sentences Convicted Bible Pirate to 2 Years Imprisonment

Federal High Court, Uyo, Sentences Convicted Bible Pirate to 2 Years Imprisonment

The Federal High Court, Uyo, has sentenced Mr. Chinonso Ugochukwu to two years imprisonment having.Read More

July 17, 2020  By : copyrightgov
NIGERIA MARKS WORLD MUSIC DAY, NCC TO OVERHAUL COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RIGHTS

NIGERIA MARKS WORLD MUSIC DAY, NCC TO OVERHAUL COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RIGHTS

Better days are ahead for the music industry in Nigeria as the Nigerian Copyright Commission.Read More

June 23, 2020  By : copyrightgov