In October 2021, I wrote about the Nigerian copyright law reform process. In that piece, I highlighted some key proposals in the Copyright Bill that will promote balance, openness and flexibility; I summarised the activities leading up to the public hearing organised by the Senate (where I presented comments by the Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL) and the Programme on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP)) ; and stated the important next steps that will bring about the birth of a new copyright regime in Nigeria. The reform process is now complete with the recent assent to the Bill, as the Copyright Act 2022, by the Nigerian President. The Act introduces a new vista in Nigerian copyright law as it repeals the Copyright Act 2004.
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