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International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Assessing and evaluating the complexities surroundings copyright infringement in Cameroon: Rethinking the nomenclature of reforming the regulatory environment in Cameroon


Author(s): Nana Charles Nguindip and Tanyi Derrick Ntemen

Abstract: Copyright infringement is a detestable act all over the word today causing grave impact and suffering magnet on the right of authors of works. Even at that, copyright infringement keeps sky rocking in Cameroon. The reason for the prolongation of this reprehensible act stems from the fact that the main piece of legislation governing Copyright Law in Cameroon that is the 2000 law pn Copyright has failed to define the term copyright infringement, determining what will amount to infringement and assessing the quantum of sanction awarded to persons involve in this outrageous acts thereby opening ways for copyright infringement in Cameroon. Thus the law of copyright with regards to infringement in Cameroon is ineffective and generally lacks implementation. This has led to a slow rate of innovations and creativity. As a result of this, this article assumes that authors of artistic, literary or music works in Cameroon are discouraged and less creative since they believed it will be futile in exercising their arts which will continue suffering from the effect of infringement. However those caught perpetrating these acts are usually sanction both criminal and civil sanction. The findings were conducted analytically making use of primary and secondary data related to the topical issue under consideration. This article recommends that section 80 of the Cameroonian 2000 law on Copyright and Neighbouring Right establishing infringement should precise the term infringement, what will amount to infringement, and the quantum of penalty to be awarded to perpetrators of such misdemeanour, for this will go a long way to alleviate the arts of authors of artistic, literary or musical works.

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Nana Charles Nguindip, Tanyi Derrick Ntemen. Assessing and evaluating the complexities surroundings copyright infringement in Cameroon: Rethinking the nomenclature of reforming the regulatory environment in Cameroon. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2021;1(2):10-21.
International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research