From Intermediary Liability to Intermediary Responsibility: A Juxtaposition of the EU and Nigerian Liability Regime for Internet Service Providers over Intellectual Property Rights Infringements Online.

Ife Journal of International and Comparative Law IJICL 2020, ISSN: 2437-167X, pp. 313-326

16 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2021

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The huge annual increase in the number of internet users in Nigeria makes the country a fertile ground for investment by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This increase also comes with a higher probability for the violation of intellectual property (IP) rights on the internet. With the current global trend in holding ISPs to a higher standard of responsibility for online IP rights violation as exemplified by the EU, this article presents an attempt to juxtapose the EU and Nigerian regime, while drawing out lessons the latter could learn from the former in its current legislative review process.

Keywords: Internet Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Nigeria, Regulation, Liability

JEL Classification: K33, K29, K20, 055

Suggested Citation

Uwadi, Enyinnaya, From Intermediary Liability to Intermediary Responsibility: A Juxtaposition of the EU and Nigerian Liability Regime for Internet Service Providers over Intellectual Property Rights Infringements Online. (2020). Ife Journal of International and Comparative Law IJICL 2020, ISSN: 2437-167X, pp. 313-326, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3917760

Enyinnaya Uwadi (Contact Author)

University of East Anglia ( email )

UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk NR47TJ
United Kingdom
NR4 7TJ (Fax)

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