The Copyright Act LFN 2004 is the principal law that governs, protects copyrights in Nigeria, while the regulatory agency that supervises copyright registration in Nigeria is the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). The Copyright Act (the Act) makes provisions for the protection, transfer, infringement, and remedies for infringement of copyrights in Nigeria.
Copyright is simply the exclusive right granted to an originator of creative work to reproduce the work for a limited period. Not all works can be copyrighted; the Act seeks to protect the creative works of authors, artistic works, songwriters, music publishers, cinematograph films, photographers, and all rounds creative.
The functions of the NCC under Section 34 (3) of the Act are as follows;