COPYRIGHT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

The Nigerian Copyright Act was promulgated in 1998 to ensure protection for authors and discourage piracy and other forms of copyright abuses. Unfortunately, the laws
are not self enforcing and it has become imperative that there is a need to educate
and enlighten the public on the general principles of copyright law and the specific
provisions of the Act. Copyright as the name suggest is the exclusive right that the owner has to make copies of his work and stop others from unlawful use, reproduction and exploitation of his created works.

This articles takes us through the emergence of copyright protection in Nigeria, the organ of administration of the laws, the challenges faced and suggested reforms.

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