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GENERAL INFORMATION ON COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

The Nigerian Copyright e-Registration System (NCeRS) offers a platform for creators of copyright works or persons who have acquired rights in these works to register the work online with the Commission.

The NCeRS is to upscale the existing data collection scheme of the copyright Notification to enable the Commission provide more efficient services and wider access to its authors and works database to copyright authors, and members of the public.

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 The NCeRS offers additional advantage of:

WORKS ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION:

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

In order to submit applications for online registration of copyright, an applicant should access the NCeRS portal (www.eregistration.copyright.gov.ng) and follow the steps listed below to create an account.

WHAT IS NEXT?

Once account is created, applicant can log on to the web portal and click on “Register a new Work” on the dashboard section of the portal; a drop down menu indicating the various sections of the registration form will be shown.

There are eleven (11) sections to complete in the form. Applicant should complete the appropriate sections and click on “Save and Next” to continue to the next sections.

Note:

APPLICATION STATUS:

SEARCH FEATURES:

Provision has been made for members of the public to conduct searches on the NCeRS database for information regarding titles of works and other related particulars.

Any of the following information is required for an effective search:

REGISTRATION MAY BE MADE BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:

Such persons may obtain the registration/notification application form after making the prescribed payment at any Bank Branch, nationwide.  For more information, read the fees and payment page.

The Copyright registration desk will however, for the time being, continue to receive and process applications for copyright registration not submitted through the NCeRS online platform, at all Offices of the Commission nationwide to accommodate applicants who do not have access to Internet facilities.