Timothy Ekeledirichukwu Onyejelem, Henry Chigozie Duru


This paper focuses on the challenges and prospects of safeguarding copyright on Internet-based creative works in Nigeria. It observes that the advent of the Internet has posed a new form of challenge to copyright implementation. The paper, therefore, contends that to meet this challenge, a change of strategy that will address the peculiarities of the Internet is called for if Nigeria would live above board in copyright implementation in the Internet-permeated world. To this end, the nation would require to put in place a holistic legal framework and an implementation mechanism that would capture the particular demands of Internet-based creative works. She should as well ensure adequate mass education to carry everybody along in the new era of online copyright implementation. All these will be geared toward better realising copyright protection in the face of the “Internet challenge”.


Internet-based creative work, Author’s Copyright, copyright protection

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