Commons:Droit d'auteur par territoire/Nigeria

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Cette page fournit un aperçu des règles de droit d'auteur du Nigeria applicables au téléchargement d'œuvres sur Wikimedia Commons. Notez que toute œuvre originaire du Nigeria doit appartenir au domaine public ou être disponible sous licence libre au Nigeria et aux États-Unis avant de pouvoir être téléchargée sur Wikimedia Commons. En cas de doute sur le statut de droit d'auteur d'une œuvre du Nigeria, reportez-vous aux lois applicables pour plus de précisions.


Nigeria state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. Nigeria became a formally independent federation on 1 October 1960.

Nigeria has been a member of the Berne Convention since 14 September 1993, the World Trade Organization since 1 January 1995 and the WIPO Copyright Treaty since 4 January 2018.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Copyright Act of 1988 (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004) as the most recent main copyright law enacted by the legislature of Nigeria.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2] The act repealed the Copyright Act 1970.[C.28/2004 Art.52] It applies retroactively.[C.28/2004 5th Schedule]


Under the Copyright Act of 1988 (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004), the terms of protection are:

  • Anonymous or pseudonymous works are protected until 70 years after the end of the year of publication.[C.28/2004 Art.2(3)]
  • Literary, musical or artistic works other than photographs: 70 years after the end of the year in which the author dies.[C.28/2004 1st Sched/1]
  • In the case of government or a body corporate, 70 years after the end of the year in which the work was first published.[C.28/2004 1st Sched/1]
  • Cinematograph films and photographs. 50 years after the end of the year in which the work was first published.[C.28/2004 1st Sched/2]
  • Sound recordings. 50 years after the end of the year in which the recording was first made.[C.28/2004 1st Sched/3]
  • Broadcasts. 50 years after the end of the year in which the broadcasting first took place.[C.28/2004 1st Sched/4]

Notice there is no exception for government works – quite the opposite, they are very broadly covered: " Copyright shall be conferred by this section on every work, which is eligible for copyright and is made by or under the direction or control of the Government, a State authority or prescribed international body."

Bandeaux de licence

COM:TAG Nigeria

Voir aussi : Commons:Bandeaux de licence

  • {{PD-Nigeria}} — Pour les œuvres suivantes :
    1. Films et photos 50 ans après la première publication ;
    2. Enregistrements sonores 50 ans après création ;
    3. Diffusions après 50 ans ;
    4. Autres œuvres 70 ans après la mort de l'auteur, ou, dans le cas de publications du gouvernement ou d'entreprises, 70 ans après la première publication.


COM:CUR Nigeria

Voir aussi : Commons:Monnaie

X mark.svg Pas d'accord. There is no copyright exemption for government works. (discussion)

Liberté de panorama

COM:FOP Nigeria

Voir aussi : Commons:Liberté de panorama

Symbol OK.svg  {{FoP-Nigeria}} "The right conferred in respect of a work by section 5 of this Act does not include the right to control ... the reproduction and distribution of copies of any artistic work permanently situated in a place where it can be viewed by the public".[C.28/2004 2nd Sched/d]

Seuil d'originalité

COM:TOO Nigeria

Voir aussi : Commons:Seuil d’originalité

Under the Copyright Act of 1988 (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004), A literary, musical or artistic work shall not be eligible for copyright unless (a) sufficient effort has been expended on making the work to give it an original character;...[C28/2004 Section 1(2)]


  1. a b Nigeria Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
  2. Copyright Act (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004). Nigeria (2004). Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
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