The need to keep up with technological advancement in the digital economy and global trends
underpins the enactment of the Copyright Act, 2022 (“the Act”). The upward trajectory of the rate at
which creative works are recognized as highly valuable possessions gave rise to the urgency to
prevent unauthorized persons from reaping where they have not sown.
The Act seeks to protect the rights of authors, ensure just rewards and recognition for their intellectual
efforts, provide appropriate limitations and exceptions, 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 (“the Commission”) for
effective regulation administration.