The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Nasiru Ila disclosed that the two bills recently passed by the 9th National Assembly have been signed by President Buhari into law. Ila announced this in a statement titled ‘Buhari Assents to Copyright Right, Federal College of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology Jos Bills.’
The statement reads, “COPYRIGHT ACT 2022: This Act repeals the Copyright Act, Cap C28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and enact the Copyright Act, 2022, to provide for the regulation, protection and administration of copyright. The enactment of the new Copyright Act has again demonstrated the commitment of this administration to re-energising Nigeria’s creative economy and making it more globally competitive in the digital age.
“The principal objectives of the new law, as outlined in Section 1 are to: protect the rights of authors and ensure just rewards and recognition for their intellectual efforts; provide appropriate limitations and exceptions to guarantee access to creative works; facilitate Nigeria’s compliance with obligations arising from relevant international copyright treaties and conventions; and enhance the capacity of the Nigerian Copyright Commission for effective regulation, administration, and enforcement.”
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