Nigerian popular films: copyright and originality

  • Charles Effiong
Keywords: Nigerian films, Nigerian popular films, Cinema, Piracy, Copyright, Originality

Abstract

This essay attempts to examine the effect of copyright activities on Nigerian popular films. To an extent, it is to show how these activities have affected the distribution of films produced by Nigerians and the rising wave of returning to the cinema halls. Movie producers have expressed disappointment in the loss of their investments caused by piracy. Thus, the place of administration of copyright law in Nigeria, as the law that protects originality of arts product and the producer is called to question, in the sense that pirates have become more committed to their illegality. This leaves Nigerian popular film producers in between the fight against copyright producers and the originality of their works.

Keywords: Nigerian films, Nigerian popular films, Cinema, Piracy, Copyright, Originality

Published
2018-04-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1813-2227