OLALEYE, O.A (2020) IMPACT OF THE NIGERIA COPYRIGHT ACT ON ART MUSIC BUSINESS: IMPLICATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. In: 2nd International Conference, Virtual, 10th – 11th Nov., 2020, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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Art music, as a viable business enterprise in Nigeria, is affected by certain laws in the Nigerian constitution. This is in tandem that every nation has a set of laws, statutory or otherwise, which govern business enterprises, professional practices, leisure, organizations, and general human endeavors in the society. However, it is observed that a number of laws are identified as helpful or inimical to the practice of music business. In any given society, it is important to note that without guiding laws, there will be chaotic situations, unrest and this will be detrimental to the development of the nation and her business ventures. Therefore, this study is based on the critical analysis of the copyright act as it affects the arts music business in the Nigeria constitution. As a guiding business principle, copyright act protect creative music compositions that are properly fixed in a tangible form. The study examines the peculiarities of copyright act and highlights the required qualities of art music for business eligibility and protection in the Nigerian society. Therefore, data for this study is gathered through library research methods, internet sources, and textual method of analysis was adopted to interpret data. Using qualitative method as tool of enquiry, this study reveals the complex and intimidating aspects of copyright law in the Nigeria law book. The study provides explicit explanations of copyright law and addresses the often misunderstood issue of what exactly copyright law protects in music arts business. The study concludes by laying into bear the legal jargons and simple explanations of the laws and makes the law concepts explicit for the use of art music business entrepreneurial.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 14:30

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