May 12, 2023
On March 17, 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Copyright Bill, 2022, repealing the old Copyright Act of 2004, ratifying outstanding copyright treaties and introducing some new provisions to the Act. A copy of the new Act is available.
In commemoration of the World Book and Copyright Day, which is held on April 23 annually, the WIPO Nigeria Office hosted the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr. John Asein, to an interview where he discussed the new Copyright Act, key improvements and its expected impact on the Nigerian creative industry.
Video: Interview with Dr. John Asein, Director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission