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The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has appointed John Asein as its director-general.

He was the former director of Nigerian Copyright Institute (NCI), the training and capacity building arm of the NCC.

Asein, who joined the commission in 1988 rose to the position of director of the NCI.

He has for more than two decades been involved in copyright law and policies in Nigeria and participated in negotiating Nigeria’s position on several international copyright issues.

He attended the New Hampshire School of Law (formerly, Franklin Pierce Law Center), University of Lagos and University of Calabar.


Asein is also the author of Nigerian Copyright Act, with Introduction and Notes; Introduction to Nigerian Legal System and consults widely in the field of intellectual property law, authorship and innovation management.

He lectures in the Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) programme, Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe; the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme, University of Abuja and the Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) programme, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Abuja.

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