Industry News, Law & Policy

Artists, Filmmakers, Industry, Nigeria Launches E-Copyright Registration System


Nigerian COPYRIGHT E-registrationLaunch of the Nigerian e-Copyright Registration System

The general public is hereby informed of the formal launch of the Nigerian e-Copyright Registration System (NeCRS) . . .

The Nigerian Electronic Copyright Registration System (NeCRS) seeks to improve on the existing Copyright Notification scheme to enable creators of copyright works or persons who have acquired rights in these works to register such interests with the Commission.

Additional advantages include:

  • Documentation of Copyright works of all qualified persons from any part of the world;
  • Protection for copyright works of Nigerian authors in all countries who are signatory to international copyright conventions to which Nigeria is signatory;
  • Searches of the NeCRS database for information relating to registered copyright works or author;
  • Flexible payment platform for services; and
  • Efficient and timely service delivery.

Commencement date:

With effect from 1st of August, 2014, applications for registration of copyright works maybe submitted through the NeCRS portal. The portal can be accessed via the Commission’s ( website or a dedicated URL that will be provided later.

Guidelines on the procedure of application and prescribed fees are on the NeCRS website and may also be obtained from the Regulatory department of the Commission at the Head office, Abuja (tel: +234 818 341 3611), or any offices of the Commission nation-wide.

Afam Ezekude
Director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission

AML artist, head to for more details.

Business of Music North Africa Roundtable

Listen to the Latest AML Podcast Episodes


Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
For legal representation inquiries, please email ( For blog related inquiries i.e. advertising, licensing, or guest interview requests, please email ( Thank you for visiting Africa Music Law™.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *