FUNCTIONS OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION
The main duties of the Legal Department of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) are:
• To take charge of all legal issues and proffer advice on all matters affecting Copyright in Nigeria, with particular reference to the Commission’s mandate.
• To prosecutes persons suspected to have committed offences under the Copyright Act; and
• Defends civil suits filed against the Commission.
DETAILED FUNCTIONS OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
1.1. Taking charge of legal issues and advising on all matters affecting Copyright in Nigeria with particular reference to the Commission’s mandate.
2. Prosecution of persons suspected to have committed offences under the Copyright Act.
3. Defence of civil suits filed against the Commission.
4. Development of a case management system for the Commission.
5. Provision of the legal basis for the issuance of Copyright Regulations and implementation of the Regulatory Schemes run by the Commission pursuant to the Copyright Act.
6. Facilitating the amendment of the Copyright Act whenever the need arises.
7. Organising capacity building courses for prosecutors.
8. Development and formulation of the Nigerian Copyright Mediation Rules as an Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism under the Copyright Litigation Alternate Mediation Programme (CLAMP).
9. Effective liaison with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for conferences on Business Law and allied matters on the Copyright Law.
10. Any other matter as may be assigned to the Department by the Director-General.