By Olukunle Ola
This paintings explores the operation and rules of copyright collective administration in Nigeria. The nexus among creativity and copyright and the way creativity has performed a pivotal function in improvement is defined. the necessity to stability the pursuits of authors and clients is mentioned and the societies representing the curiosity of copyright proprietors are illustrated.
Further, Nigeria’s criminal framework for collective administration is enunciated from a pre-independence and post-independence point of view. during this regulatory demanding situations encountered within the management of collective administration firms, steps to date taken to deal with the issues, legislative reforms and judicial judgements are discussed.
A route to the hot regime is chartered. The South African Copyright collective administration approach is explored and a comparability among the Nigerian and South African process is made. Thereby the necessity for supervisory and regulatory corporations of presidency is proven to hunt the nationwide curiosity in regards to the collective management of copyright and similar rights. Then, feedback for development and classes for Africa are provided.
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A member of the council87 shall be included on the Management board of the company88 9. The Chairman must be a member of the society89 10. 2 Single or Multiple Societies The Regulation also addresses the issue of multiple societies in respect of any class of copyright owners and it provides that under such a situation, after due investigation, only one of the societies which ‘‘in its opinion, will more adequately protect 78 See Regulation 4 (2), Copyright (Collecting Societies) Regulation, 1993 which provides that the authorized agent must be a legal practitioner.
13. 14. 15. 16. 197 Regulation 1 (2)e CMO Reg. Regulation 1 (2)f CMO Reg. 182 Regulation 1(2)g CMO Reg. 183 Regulation 1 (3)c CMO Reg. It should be noted that neither the Nigerian Copyright Act nor the Regulations (Old or New) provides the yardstick for determining competence. The provisions within this particular subsection that the CEO be knowledgeable in copyright matters may provide some guidance as to competence. Following this provision, the standard for judging competence may be assessed against the level of copyright knowledge possessed by the aspiring CEOs.
39 (3). The first subsection makes it clear that a collecting society may administer one or more rights, therefore a single society may administer multiple rights. ’’. pdf Date of use: 26 March 2012’’. 62 Ibid at paragraph 21 page 5. 34 3 Legal Framework for Collective Management in Nigeria that approval shall not be given to another society in respect of any class of copyright owners if the existing approved society adequately protects the interest of that class of copyright owners. The wording however leaves the question open as to whether there is a difference between administration of copyright based on rights and that based on class of copyright owners.
Copyright Collective Administration in Nigeria: Lessons for Africa by Olukunle Ola