Lanase, Usman Abidemi
Content creators in Nigeria have gained significant influence through various platforms, but this influence comes with
potential consequences and legal responsibilities. Under the eggshell rule, content creators can be held liable for the full extent of harm caused by their creations, regardless of the victim’s vulnerability or pre-existing condition.
Liabilities of content creators in Nigeria encompass issues such as defamation, intellectual property infringement, invasion of privacy, dissemination of false information, and incitement to violence. To mitigate liabilities, content creators must exercise caution and adhere to legal and ethical standards.
This paper seeks to discuss the liabilities of content creators in Nigeria with respect to production of prank videos. It discusses legal issues with respect to the entertainment sector while also proffering recommendations on how content creators can navigate successfully and enjoy the entertainment sector without facing unnecessary law suits.
It therefore concludes that by understanding and abiding by legal obligations, content creators can navigate potential liabilities while positively contributing to the digital landscape in Nigeria.
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