Thursday, 21 February 2013

Paul Play Sues MTN And Ultima LTD N500million For Infringement


This may very well be the first major lawsuit, in modern times, by a Nigerian artist claiming copyright infringement in Nigerian courts. It has been reported that the longtime 'Angel of my life' crooner, Paul Play Dairo, has gone to court over the unlawful use of his hit song “Angel of my life” on the MTN project fame.
 Reliable source indicated that Paul was faraway in the US last year when the song was used without proper licensing and that his intellectual property manager, Mr. Ayo Rotimi was not even aware of the situation. Reports gathered that calls were made to the two organisations and their responses were cold and uncooperative.

Paul Plays management contacted festus Keyamo chambers to serve both organisations the suit. It is very sad to notice that even international companies in the calibre of MTN who have benefited enormously in the Nigerian economy is found wanting in unlawful exploitation of intellectual property.

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