August 20, 2017

Search copyright cases. Below is a list of cases that deal with issues of concern to copyright in Nigeria. The cases include suits filed by organizations in Nigeria including the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN). The copyright cases listed below cover various aspects of copyright law including copyright infringement, copyright protection, locus standi,  collecting societies, copyright in photographs, reproduction of photographs, book and music piracy etc.

Case NameFocus Area
Case NameFocus Area
Christiana Etaluku v. Nigerian Bottling CompanyCopyright Infringement
Compact Disc Technologies Ltd. v. Musical Copyright Society NigeriaCollecting Societies in Nigeria, Locus Standi, Effect of Section 9, 10, 15(1), 17, 39 of the Copyright Act 2004
Feist Publications Inc. v. Rural Telephone Services Inc. (Foreign Case)Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection, Telephone Directory White Pages
Ifeajuna v. IfeajunaJoinder of Issues on Pleadings
Iyabi-Ayah v. AyahLocus Standi
Iyaji v. EyigebeGrounds of Appeal and Issues for Determination
Jatau v. Mansur Ahmed & Ors.Grounds of Appeal and Issues for Determination
Joseph Ikhuoria v. Campaign Services Ltd.Copyright in Photographs, Copyright in a Photographic material, News Paper Publication, Reproduction of Photographs in Newspapers
Liberty Records Incorporated & Another v. M.Y. OwotutuRetrospective Law, Copyright Act of 1988
Larry Izamoje & Ors v. Hensen Trust Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Illegal Telecast, Advert Placements, Damages for Loss of Income
Madumere v. Ole Okafor & Ors.Grounds of Appeal and Issues for Determination
Masterpiece Investment Ltd. v. Worldwide Business & Ors.Copyright Ownership and Infringement, Magazine Publication, Special and Exemplary Damages
Microsoft Corporation v. Franike Associates Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Software Programs and Products, Illegal Distribution of Software and Programs
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd./Gte v. Adeokin Records FHC/L/CS/216/96Collecting Societies, Locus Standi, Copyright Act 1988, Section 30 and 32(b) Copyright Amendment Act
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd./Gte v. Adeokin RecordsCollecting Societies, Locus Standi, Copyright Act 1988, Section 30 and 32(b) Copyright Amendment Act
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria v. Compact Disc Technologies Ltd.Collecting Societies, Copyright Infringement
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria & Ors. v. Nigerian Copyright Commission & Ors. (FHC/L/CS/35/2008)Collecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd./Gte v. Nigerian Copyright Commission (FHC/L/CS/478/2008)Section 17 and 39 Copyright Act 2004
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd./Gte v. Nigerian Copyright CommissionCollecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria & Ors. v. Nigerian Copyright Commission & Ors. (FHC/L/CS/1163/12)Collecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (Ltd/Gte) v. Guinness Nigeria Plc.Copyright
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria v. Details Nigeria LimitedSection 32(b) Nigerian Copyright Act, Collecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria v. D.P. Lekki Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Collecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (Ltd/Gte) v. Nigeria HotelsRegistration with National Office of Industrial Property, Collecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd. v. Vee Network Ltd.Copyright Infringement
Nigerian Copyright Commission v. Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./GteCollecting Societies
Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria v. Peak Restaurant and Night Clubs LimitedCopyright Infringement,
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Bolanle AdemakinwaCopyright Infringement, Book Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Paragone Nig. Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Software Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Chibueze ObiCopyright Infringement, Book Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. CVL Technologies Ltd.Sound Recording and Cinematography Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Okoro David BernardCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Abel OgbonnyaCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Isaac ObumsCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Stanley NwankwoCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated DVDss/VCDs/CD
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Mr. Nwoye Christopher EkeneCopyright Infringement, Possession of Pirated DVDs/VCDs/CD
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Joseph DaomiCopyright Infringement, Broadcast Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission v. Sunday AyodeleCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Cinematography Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Teomy Systems Nig. LtdCopyright Infringement, Software Infringement
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Jonah UgwuCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Films and Sound Recording
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Nwanozie ValentineCopyright Infringement, Sale of Pirated Films and Sound Recording
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Rapheal M. OlisaCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Films and Sound Recording
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Famous HenryCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Films and Sound Recording
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Nworie AnayoCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Films and Sound Recording
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Ebenezer OgundeleCopyright Infringement, Software Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Dominion KaluCopyright Infringement, Possession of Infringing Musical and Cinematograph Films
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Obasi GodwinCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Optical Discs
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Genuss Investment Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Software Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Stephen IgweCopyright Infringement, Sale of Pirated Sound Recordings and VCDs
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Chukwu Arisi & AnorCopyright Infringement, Sale of Pirated Sound Recordings and VCDs
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Ogo AbelCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Cinematograph Films Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Okereke UchennaCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Cinematograph Films Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Ndidi AgwuCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Cinematograph Films Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Anoke CelestineCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Cinematograph Films Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Michael OrakweCopyright Infringement, Sound Recording and Musical Works
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Mr. Oba OkechukwuCopyright Infringement, Sale of Cinematograph Films and Sound Recording Works
Nigerian Copyright Commission v. Chibueze AkamuCopyright Infringement, Book Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Godwin KadiriCopyright Infringement, Infringement of Broadcast Rights
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Taiwo AdenijiCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Eze IgweCopyright Infringement, Sale and Possession of Pirated Optical Discs
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Aminat OnifadeCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Nwoke IsrealCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Ifeanyichukwu NwekeCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Awuru Chukwuma AbelCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Jonas OzoCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Emmanuel OguduCopyright Infringement, Literary Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Nwali SundayCopyright Infringement, Book Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Emordi Henry ChukwumaCopyright Infringement, Broadcast Piracy
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) v. Ubi Bassey Eno & Ors Copyright Infringement, Illegal Re-broadcasting and Transmission, Possession of Equipment for Illegal Re-broadcasting and Transmission, Section 18(1) - (3) Copyright Act 1990
Oguma v. International Bank for West Africa (IBWA)General Denial
Ojukwu v. Louisa Chinyere OjukwuRight to Institute Proceedings
Okenwa v. Military Government of Imo StateLocus Standi
Okike v. L.P.D.C. (Court of Appeal)Unchallenged or Uncontroverted Evidence
Okike v. L.P.D.C (Supreme Court)Unchallenged or Uncontroverted Evidence
Oladele v. AromolaranDuty of an Appellate Court
Offrey v. Chief S. O. OlaCopyright Act, Sufficient Effort Requirement
Oladipo Yemitan V. The Daily Times Nigeria Ltd.Copyright Infringement, Copyright in Photographs, Award of Exemplary Damages
Osafile v. Paul OdiStatement of Defence: Traverse
Padawa v. Agmada JatauGround of Appeal
Peter Obe v. Grapevine Communication Ltd.Copyright in Photographs, Copyright Infringement, Fair Dealing, Unauthorized Publication of Photographs, Section 16(4) Copyright Act
Plateau Publishing Co. v. Chief Chuks AdolphyCopyright Infringement, Licensing, Sale and Succession to Copyright, Copyright in Photographs
Sintak Nigeria Limited v. Nigerian Bottling CompanyDesign and Copyright Infringement
Smithlink Beecham & Anor v. Prex LimitedCopyright Infringement
State v. John OgbubunjoError by Lower Court
Taofik Oyefolu & Ors. v. Abayomi A. DurosinmiError by Lower Court
Ubi and Bassey Eno v. Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)Copyright Infringement, Illegal Re-broadcasting and Transmission, Possession of Equipment for Illegal Re-broadcasting and Transmission, Section 18(1) - (3) Copyright Act 1990
UBN Ltd v. Odusote Bookstore Ltd.Awards
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