YouTube Set To Release “Copyright Match” Tool to Protect Initial Uploaders

YouTube Set To Release “Copyright Match” Tool to Protect Initial Uploaders

YouTube will release a new tool to help initial uploaders take action against those who duplicate and re-upload their content without permission. Copyright Match, which will be available to high-traffic users initially, will alert users to new uploads of their work while allowing them to take a range of actions, including communicating with the uploader or taking content down.

Purported Breach of Contract: Foreign Court rejects Nigeria’s request to Revoke N2.7 trillion fine

Purported Breach of Contract: Foreign Court rejects Nigeria’s request to Revoke N2.7 trillion fine

The District Circuit Court in Washington DC has dismissed Nigeria’s request for it to set aside its $8.9billion arbitration award against Nigeria over alleged breach of contract. The court presided over by Justice Christopher Cooper said the request was denied not only on ground that it was belated, but also that it sought the dismissal of the petition for the enforcement of the award. A government legal team led by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, left Nigeria on Wednesday morning to Washington DC to attempt to get the court to set aside the award against Nigeria.

Former minister, Four others Remanded in EFCC custody

Former minister, Four others Remanded in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe on Friday remanded a former Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, and four others for alleged money laundering. Justice Isa Hamadashin, gave the order when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission presented a seven-count before the court accusing the defendants of money laundering.

Computer Programs and Nigeria’s Copyright Protection By Busa Inem Esq.

Computer Programs and Nigeria’s Copyright Protection By Busa Inem Esq.

A copyright owner possesses certain legal rights over his intellectual property and the use of that property. The state via its legal mechanisms creates a property right; it then grants sovereignty over that property to its owner. Computer programs are one such intellectual property, and under Nigerian law the owners of these programs enjoy these rights subject to certain restrictions. Other considerations with computer programs include copying their functionality, the doctrine of fair dealing and enforcement of the intellectual property right.

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