A Violation of Copyright Law through Photocopying in Tertiary Institution: Case Study of Delta State University Abraka

Ishola Bolanle Clifford Otitigbe Festus Oghenenyerhovwome

Abstract


The authors studied ‘’Violation of Copyright Law through Photocopying in Tertiary Institution: Case Study of Delta State University, Abraka.’’ The Survey research method was adopted for the study. The population of the study was the students of Delta State University Abraka and the random sampling techniques was adopted, hence 0.2% was randomly sampled from the total population of Delta State University Students. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire, while the researchers used simple percentage statistical data for analysis. From the findings, it is revealed that copyright law violation could be curtailed through effective policy from the Nigeria copyright commission. The studies also reveal that textbook is the highest abused information material through photocopying and penalties for copyright offenders are enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. The study further reveals that the Nigeria copyright commission needs to do a lot to intensify copy right law in tertiary institutions. The study recommended that the libraries should derive a better means of effecting copyright law in the tertiary institutions and  the Nigerian copyright commission should wake up to the challenge and protect  authors from pirates.

 

Keywords: Copy Right laws; Violation of Copy Right Laws; Reprography; Roles of the library on copyright law; Copyright Commission, Nigeria


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