LawPod Director Rachel Killean talks to PhD candidate Nkem Itanyi about her research into copyright infringement in the film industry in developing economies.
Nkem is a second-year PhD research student at Queen’s. Her research is looking at copyright infringement in the film industry in developing economies using Nigeria as a case study. The Nigerian film industry is popularly referred to as Nollywood and is regarded as the world’s third-largest film industry regarding films produced. In carrying out this research, in addition to a doctrinal analysis, Nkem will conduct qualitative research in the form of in-depth semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders in the film industry.
Nkem’s other research interests include Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law. Currently on study leave, she is a lecturer employed in the department of Commercial and Corporate Law, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria.