NCC clamps down on street vendors of pirated books, other copyright works in Abuja
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has intensified efforts at checking street trading of pirated books, musical works, and movies in Abuja FCT and other states of the Federation.
NCC to ensure enforcement of copyright laws from 2021 – DG
The Director-General, Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr John Asien, says the commission would focus more on the enforcement of copyright laws as from 2021.
French regulator orders Google pay copyright fees to media groups
France's competition regulator said Thursday that Google must start paying media groups for displaying their content, ordering it to begin negotiations after refusing for months to comply with Europe's new digital copyright law.
Danny Young And Tiwa Savage Settle Copyright Lawsuit Out Of Court
Nigerian singers, Danny Young and Tiwa Savage have settled their legal battle out of court. We reported earlier that Danny Young filed a N200 million copyright suit against Savage for her 2018 song, 'One', which he claimed she copied from his 2009 single, "Oju Tiwon". In the suit, he sought a declaration that by copying,…
Ghana Set To Sue Black Panther Producers
According to multiple online reports, authorities in Ghana are planning to sue producers of the blockbuster film, "Black Panther" over alleged patent and copyright breaches. It is learned that authorities in Ghana accused the producers of the film of using the country’s famous traditional fabric, Kente, without appropriate permission. According to the Ghana National Folklore…
‘Intellectual property and role of arbitration in copyright infringements’
Confidentiality of business agreement has been identified as one of the striking advantages of arbitration over litigation in disputes resolution particularly as they affect copyright infringements. In this interview with SUNDAY AIKUNOLA, an international arbitration expert, Nathan Searle, gave reasons why cases arising from copyright infringement take a lot of time and resources to be…