Section 426-427 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 426-427 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 426 and 427 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXIX of the Act. The chapter is titled “Offences relating to copyright”.

Section 426 Penal Code Act

Making or dealing in copies of copyright work

Whoever intentionally-
(a) makes for sale or hire any copy of a work which infringes a copyright; or
(b) sells or lets for hire any copy of any such work; or
(c) distributes copies of any such work for the purposes of trade or to such an extend as to affect prejudicially the owner of the copyright; or
(d) by way of trade exhibits in public any copy of any such work,
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to N 1,000 or with both.

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Section 427 Penal Code Act

Being in possession of plate for making copies: giving unauthorised performances of copyright work

Whoever intentionally makes or possesses any plate for the purpose of making copies of any work which infringes a copyright, or intentionally and for profit causes any such work to be performed in public without the consent of the owner of the copyright shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to N 1,000.

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