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Operation and regulation of copyright collective administration in Nigeria : important lessons for Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Baloyi, J. Joel (Adv.) en Ola, Olukunle Rotimi en 2012-11-13T09:05:48Z 2012-11-13T09:05:48Z 2012-05-31 2012-11-13
dc.identifier.citation Ola, Olukunle Rotimi (2012) Operation and regulation of copyright collective administration in Nigeria : important lessons for Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The introduction of a regulatory framework in the area of collective management of rights in Nigeria must have been intended to strengthen the creative industry. Unfortunately, it has thrown this industry and in particular the music and film industries into a battle of a regulated against a non-regulated collective administration sector for upward of twenty (20) years. My choice of research on this topic could be attributed to the interest I developed while administering the collective administration desk at the Nigerian Copyright Commission. Serving on that desk afforded the opportunity to see the frustration of right owners who were being deprived the fruit of their labor, as the societies meant to collect and distribute royalties on their behalf were enmeshed in litigations and in the process, rarely paid any royalties to authors. Within this context, this research seeks to explore whether there is any merit in the continued existence of the current regulatory framework for collective management in Nigeria, and what the best operational framework for collective administration in Nigeria would be. A methodological approach entailing literature review of books, articles, journals, legislation, cases, reports of committees and interviews with experts was adopted, with critical analysis carried out on particularly the Nigerian Copyright Act, the Nigerian Copyright (collective management organisation) regulation, the South African Copyright Act, the South African Performers’ Protection Act, the South African Collecting Societies Regulation, as well as judicial decisions challenging certain provisions in the Nigerian legislation. It is hoped that this research will spur a desire for the need for supervisory and regulatory agencies of government to seek the national interest above all others in taking and making decisions that affect the collective administration of copyright and related rights. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 141 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Copyright and related (neighboring) rights en
dc.subject Collective administration en
dc.subject Collecting Society en
dc.subject Collective Management Organisations en
dc.subject Nigerian Copyright Commission en
dc.subject Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Limited by Guarantee en
dc.subject Owner, assignee and exclusive licensee en
dc.subject Regulatory framework en
dc.subject Regulation en
dc.subject Musical works en
dc.title Operation and regulation of copyright collective administration in Nigeria : important lessons for Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Mercantile law en LL.M. (Intellectual Property) en

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