Nigeria enforces copyright laws

April 2005

Record Labels, Music Publishers

OVER 100 People are now standing trial before various courts in Nigeria for allegedly engaging in piracy and other unlawful acts that violate the Copyright (Amendment) Decree No. 42 of 1999, the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Professor Adebambo Adewopo announced. Speaking during a meeting with stakeholders in the Music Industry in Enugu, Adewopo also said that the commission had intensified its battle against piracy in the country, adding that prosecution of offenders had been strengthened as part of efforts to sanction perpetrators under the new anti-piracy programmes.

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