In the Realm of Intellectual Property: Cyber Fraud as a Major Challenge to the Copyright Protection in Nigeria

Alaba Ibironke Kekere, Akin Olawale Oluwadayisi


Copyright, the importance of copyright to Nation’s economy, the efforts of the Nigeria copyright laws and Copyright Commission to combat breach of Copyright is a crucial issue, all over the world and it is even more a crucial subject in Nigeria. For years now, Nigeria has depended majorly on physical natural resources as the mainstay of the nation’s economy which is no more reliable as it used to be the case. It is high time for copyright work to be properly managed for maximum economic benefit in Nigeria. As the World is growing in terms of technology, and with the advent of internet a lot of fraud are been perpetrated at the internet that is frustrating authors and creators of a work, copyright infringement abound on the internet. This work will therefore examine copyright and piracy in Nigeria and more importantly the threat posed to copyright owners at the internet and concludes with suggestions and recommendations on the ways to combat the menace.

Keywords: intellectual property, copyright, cyber fraud and piracy

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