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Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria

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REPRONIG, Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria
3rd Floor Premium House, Magazine Road, Jericho
GPO Box 39371
Ibadan
Nigeria
Phone
(+234) 80 9938 8885
Website
www.repronig.ng
Chief Executive Title
Executive Director
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Title
Board Chairman
Phone
(+234) 80 3334 1157
History of the organisation
Following a resolution passed at the Copyright Forum organized by the Nigerian Copyright Commission in November 1994, the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association of Nigeria (ANFAAN) was formed in 1995 and charged with the setting up of a reproduction rights organisation (RRO) in Nigeria. This initiative of the academic community led to the incorporation of the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) on 11 December 2000 as a collecting society to cater for the rights of authors in the literary field.
The Nigerian Copyright Commission granted REPRONIG approval to operate as an RRO in December 2001 and it commenced full operation in 2003.
Year of incorporation
December 2000
Year of first distribution
nil
Year of first collection
2007
Total number of Board Members
9
Total number of Author Representatives
6
Total number of Publisher Representatives
3
How are Board Members elected
By member associations
Total Number of Member Associations
6
Total Publishers' Associations
2
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
4
Staff total number
2
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Licensing system
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up
Mandating Rights Holders
Individual rights holders and rights holders' associations
Types of works licensed
All types of printed works.
Types of uses licensed
Any reprographic reproduction that requires the prior authorization of the copyright owner, including such use in educational, research institutes, commercial reprographic reproduction, digitization and use in document delivery service.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Educational institutions, research centres, copy shops, corporations, document delivery services.
Pilot Projects
Statistical Survey on Photocopying in Nigeria's Tertiary Institutions (2004)
Public Lending Rights
off
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used
Through member-associations and individual rights owners.
Distribution methods
Non title-specific distribution
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
New developments / legislation
Nigeria is in the middle of a reform of its copyright system. The Draft Copyright Bill addresses the concerns of right owners over the devastating effect of uncontrolled photocopying. The provisions on exceptions to copyright control are also clearer.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
1
Bilateral agreements type A with
COPYRUS
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
12
Bilateral agreements type B with
Access Copyright, CADRA, CeMPro, CLL, COPYGHANA, HKRRLS, Jamcopy, KOPIKEN, KOPINOR, Reprobel, URRO, and ZARRSO
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Nigeria
Name
Prof. Olu OBAFEMI