Copyright Act (Chapter 68)

Year of Version:1990
Date of Entry into Force:December 19, 1988
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:The present Copyright Act was promulgated in 1988 as the Copyright Decree of 1988. With the revision of all existing federal legislation, the Decree was redesignated the Copyright Act and contained in Chapter 68, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.

For provisions on traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)/folklore, see Articles 28-29.
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WIPO Lex No.:NG023