According to the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), the recently enacted copyright act will help the country’s creative sector develop.
On March 17, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Copyright Bill of 2022, which repeals the Copyright Act of 2004.
The purpose of the new act is to fill inadequacies in the administration of copyright in the digital world.
According to NAN, Pretty Okafor, president of the PMAN, regards the new law as a “welcome development.”
In a statement, Okafor stated that the act will foster creativity and inspire artists to be more productive.
The PMAN leader extended gratitude to Buhari and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami.
“Buhari has demonstrated unalloyed commitment to the growth of Nigerian music and entertainment,” he said.
“This noble gesture will not only have a positive impact on the nation’s creative sector, but it would also rub off greatly on the economy.”
Okafor praised the work of Nigerian Copyright Commission Director-General John Asein (NCC).
He praised the local artists and actresses who came out to support him during the bill’s public hearing.
The president urged content creators and users to support Buhari’s generosity in order for the effort to succeed.
“I equally appeal to all music pirates and unauthorized creative content users to desist from their nefarious activities, as it would not be business as usual with this new copyright amendment bill,” Okafor added.
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