All posts under: Nigerian Copyright Commission

Introduction May 21, 2014, marked the commencement of what has been described as a “historic” music copyright royalty agreement between the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.  The agreement …

While the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) reflects on its triumphs of 2012, which reportedly includes the prosecution of 31 copyright cases, the arrest of 85 suspected pirates and confiscation of 3,621,787 million units of …

Nigeria’s creative industries are capable of generating billions annually, granted that the proper administration, swift implementation and strict adherence to intellectual property rights are in position. This vast source of revenue remains unexploited by …

An effort to facilitate the advancement of the Nigerian entertainment industry concluded with MultiChoice Nigeria, the nation’s primary pay-television multi-platform operator, signing a landmark Music Broadcasting License Agreement with the Copyright Society of Nigeria …

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (the “Commission”) issued a public notice in the wake of the Court of Appeal’s (Lagos Division) rendering in Microsoft Corporation v. Franike Associates Ltd., which suggested that copyrights in works …

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