ISBN 9789785149425
Pages 628
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Books and Gavel Publishing, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Nigerian Copyright Law and Practice

Second Edition

by John O. Asein

Nigerian Copyright Law and Practice is unarguably the most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject of copyright in Nigeria. Drawing from his broad experience in policy formulation, administration, legislative reforms and the teaching of copyright and building on extensive research across many jurisdictions, the author, in thirteen chapters, carefully distils a body of principles to set the path for Nigerian copyright jurisprudence. Although the full report of Nigerian cases which appeared as an appendix to the first edition is now being published separately as Nigerian Copyright Cases, this edition offers critical and insightful analysis of these cases. It also contains a complete set of the extant copyright statutes, including the 1911 and 1970 Copyright Acts, as well as subsidiary legislations many of which are not contained in the Laws of the Federation. It is therefore the most reliable compendium on Nigerian copyright law; an indispensable resource book for judges, lawyers, academics and researchers. Written in the author's characteristic lucid style, this book will also appeal to authors, policy makers and the general reader who has need for copyright knowledge. The book is complemented by an online resource centre at offering updates, additional research and teaching materials, a dynamic readers' forum with the opportunity of interacting online with the author.

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About the Author

John O. Asein

John Asein, is Director of the Nigerian Copyright Institute, the training and capacity building arm of the Nigerian Copyright Commission. He has for more than two decades been involved in shaping copyright law and policies in Nigeria. He has also participated in negotiating Nigeria’s position on several international copyright issues. A graduate of the New Hampshire School of Law (formerly, Franklin Pierce Law Center), the Universities of Lagos and Calabar, Asein is also author of Nigerian Copyright Act, with Introduction and Notes; Introduction to Nigerian Legal System and consults widely in the field of intellectual property law, authorship and innovation management. He lectures in the Masters of Intellectual Property (MIP) programme, Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe; the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme, University of Abuja and the Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) programme, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Abuja, NIGERIA.