Who does the copyright Act apply to?
Copyright is an automatic right which applies to a wide range of creative works in material form, giving creators of original works the right to control the use of their material by third parties, for a fixed period of time. (Protection of the original idea relies on Intellectual Property rights).
What is Nigeria copyright law?
The Nigerian copyright law (Cap 28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) permits the holder of a copyrighted works to reproduce the work in any material form, publish the work, perform the work in public, produce, reproduce, perform or publish any translation of the work, make any adaptation of the work, etc.
What is the purpose of having copyright laws?
The purpose of copyright law is to promote the progress of useful arts and science by protecting the exclusive right of authors and inventors to benefit from their works of authorship.
How much is copyright in Nigeria?
The work goes to the public domain when the term of protection expires and third parties are allowed free use. What is the fee for registration? The fee for registration is ₦10, 000 (ten thousand naira) for those paying in naira, and $60 USD for those who are registering from outside Nigeria.
How long does copyright last in Nigeria?
Upon registration, the rights enjoyed by the license holder are limited to the duration of the lifetime of the holder and 70 years after his death. For films, sound recordings, performances, the holder enjoys Copyright for 50 years from the time the work was first published.
Can I get a copyright for free?
If you don’t officially register a copyright, this is absolutely free. You might need additional intellectual property protection as well, but most copyright protections are free and automatic.
How much does it cost to patent an idea in Nigeria?
How much does a Patent Cost ? It is advisable that you hire the services of a lawyer to register your patent. We have agreed for a standard fee for patent registration with the lawyers in our network. This fee is N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).