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Baba 2010 Demands N500m From Telecoms Firm Over Infringement Of Rights

Omenuwoma Okson Dovie, also known as Baba 2010, an Abuja-based musician and entertainer, has served on MTN Nigeria Communications Limited a letter of notice of violation of copyright to four of his original musical compositions and recordings, including infringement of his moral rights in one of the compositions, and demanded the payment of N500,000,000 (Five hundred million naira) compensation. The letter was issued on behalf of Baba 2010 by the law firm of Felix, Igelige & Associates which specialises in entertainment law and artist management. The letter was addressed to MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, including the particulars of...

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Alleged Copyright Infringememt: Artist Slams N300m Suit Against MTN, Others

An Abuja-based musical artist, Liberty Williams has sued MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd. and three others demanding N300 million damages over alleged copyright infringement. In the suit filed before a Federal High Court, Abuja,, Williams with stage name, ” “Pupayannis” joined MTN Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman, No Where to Run Entertainment Ltd. and its Chairman Emmanuel Abanah as co-defendants. The plaintiff alleged that MTN in collaboration with No Where to Run Entertainment Company offered his song “Love is Everything” to its millions of subscribers as ring tone and caller tune without his consent. Also, OMMATA leadership crisis: Court restrains Enugu North LG from conducting...

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Lawyer Raises Alarm Over Internet Sensation, Emmanuella

A University of Westminster trained Entertainment Lawyer, Rockson Igelige, ​has called for a proper legal framework ​to protect​ child actors in Nigeria​ such as Emmanuella Samuel​. Igelige stated this in a statement sequel to rising profile of the​ female comedienne and her invitation to the upper legislative chamber by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. ​Reacting, ​Igelige suggested that the invitation should open the door for Child Actors’ Act or Law in Nigeria​.​ Igelige advised the Nigeria Senate to be futuristic in their Law making like their counterparts in the Western World. He said, ​”​Child Actors law has been in existence since 1939...

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Nigeria’s Biggest Copyright Infringement: MTN Nigeria Set To Face A Lawsuit By Ijebu Afoke Dickson

A statement issued on behalf of the Felix, Igelige, & Associate in Abuja, signed by Dr Ogaga Ifowodo, alleges that MTN Nigeria infringed on their client Dovie Omenuwoma’s copyright by turning four musical works belonging to him into MTN caller tunes and ringtones, and selling them, without his permission. A legal battle between an Abuja-based Isoko musician, Dovie Okson Omenuwoma, who claims that MTN has infringed on his copyright is set to commence. Arrangements have concluded by the Felix, Igelige, & Associates that allow them drag MTN Nigeria to court for infringing on their client’s copyright.  A statement...

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MTN Nigeria NGN 300 mln Ringtone Copyright Case Reaches High Court

MTN Nigeria has closed its case over an alleged NGN 300 million copyright infringement suit involving Liberty Williams, an Abuja-based musician. MTN staff members Nkeakam Abhulimen and Defcom Technologies employee Chris Anusa both appeared as witnesses for MTN at the Federal High Court in Abuja to testify before Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu. The plaintiff, Williams, who performs under the stage name Pupayannis, had asked the court to declare that MTN's sale of the song he composed as a ringtone was an infringement.  Read More From The Source: https://www.telecompaper.com ...

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Court To Hear N300m Damages Suit Against MTN On Feb. 10, 11

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday adjourned until Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, a N300 million damages suit filed by an Abuja-based musician, Liberty Williams, against MTN. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu fixed the dates for hearing in the suit. In the suit filed before the court, Williams with stage name, “Pupayannis”, joined MTN Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman; No Where to Run Entertainment Ltd. and its Chairman, Emmanuel Abanah, as co-defendants. The suit filed by Remedium Law Partners (formerly Felix Igelige and Associate Law Partners) on behalf of the plaintiff, asked the court to declare that the sale of the song he composed...

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Court Fixes Dates To Hear N300m Damages Suit Against MTN

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday adjourned until February 10 and 11, 2020 a N300 million damages suit filed by an Abuja-based musician, Liberty Williams, against MTN. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, fixed the dates for hearing in the suit. In the suit filed before the court, Williams with stage name, “Pupayannis”, joined MTN Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman; No Where to Run Entertainment Ltd. and its Chairman, Emmanuel Abanah, as co-defendants. The suit filed by Remedium Law Partners (formerly Felix Igelige and Associate Law Partners) on behalf of the plaintiff, asked the court to declare that the sale of...

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Plaintiff Produces Witness, Closes Case Against MTN, Three Others In Copyright Dispute Violation

An Abuja-based music producer yesterday testified before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in a suit of copyright violation against MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd and three others after which the plaintiff closed his case. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2017 was instituted in 2017 by the copyright owner of ‘Love is Everything’, Liberty Williams, whose stage name is Pupayannis against the four defendants – MTN, its Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman; No Where to Run Entertainment Ltd and Emmanuel Abanah. At the resumed sitting yesterday, the witness, Mr. Dominic Danjuma Tabakaji, led in evidence by the team of five counsel including Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo and...

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Copyright Infringement: MTN Loses Bid To Stop Trial

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday held that MTN Nigeria and its Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman, must face trial over alleged copyright infringements, notwithstanding settlement with a complainant. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the ruling in an application filed by an Abuja based musician, Dovie Omenuwoma-Eniwo (a.k.a. Baba 2010) seeking a withdrawal of his complaint against MTN over alleged copyright infringement on his works. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) had filed a two-count-charge against MTN and Mr. Moolman in response to the petition by Baba 2010. However, following the settlement and restitution by MTN...

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