Notable Differences Between The Copyright Act Cap C28 Lfn 2004 And The Copyright Act As Amended

The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the Finance Bill 2022

The Copyright Act, 2004 was first enacted in 1988 to make provisions, inter alia, for the protection of creative works and the remedy and penalty for the infringement thereof.  Sequel to the phenomenal growth in the creative industry, it became imperative to amend the Copyright Act. This has led to the enactment of the Copyright Act, 2022 (which repealed the 2004 Act) to enhance the protection of the rights of copyright owners and impose more reasonable penalties in cases of copyright infringement. We present herewith a comprehensive analysis comparing the Copyright Act of 2004 with the Copyright Act of 2022 and showing the notable differences as outlined in this LINK

Author: Blessing Ajunwo – Choko with Celestine Ogbonnaya and Kikelomo Adeoye.

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