Veteran Singer, Mbanefo Seeks N50Million Compensation From Telecoms Company, Airtel Over Unauthorised Use Of Her Hit Song, #Veteran #Singer #Mbanefo #Seeks #N50Million #Compensation #Telecoms #Company #Airtel #Unauthorised #Hit #Song Welcome to BLOG, This is the most recent breaking data and trending broacast that now we have now for you within the current day: :
Veno Marioghae Mbanefo, a veteran Nigerian musician has demanded N50 million compensation from a telecommunications agency, Airtel Network Limited for “unauthorised use” of her musical work.
The veteran artiste, in a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Network Limited, Ikoyi, Lagos, accused the telecoms agency of using her music, ‘Nigeria Go Survive’ to promote its TV app and ‘The Voice Nigeria’, with out her permission.
The letter signed by her lawyer, R. A. Igelige Esq and obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, requested the telecoms agency to “cease and desist forthwith from further infringing on the copyright of our Client to the aforementioned musical work”.
It moreover requested Airtel to “pay to our Client the sum of N50, 000,000 (Fifty Million Naira) for the unauthorised commercial and also derogatory use of her musical work”.
“Take discover that if we don’t obtain an ample response inside 21 days of receipt of this letter, we will take all correct steps to hunt authorized treatment for our Client, together with authorized motion for injunctive reduction, legal fees and damages, with out additional discover to you.
“We look forward, however, to your prompt response towards an amicable resolution of this matter,” it added.
The letter be taught partially, “We are solicitors to Veno Marioghae Mbanefo (our Client), a musician and entertainer residing in Lagos and we write this letter on her behalf.
“Our Client is the writer and copyright proprietor of the musical work entitled ‘Nigeria Go Survive’ being utilized by your Mobile Network Company (Airtel) to advertise your TV app, and likewise to advertise ‘The Voice Nigeria.’
“As the copyright proprietor of the above talked about musical work, our Client has various unique rights outlined by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. These embody the proper to breed the works, and to publish and talk identical to the general public (together with by means of sale and broadcast, each conventionally and on-line or by way of the Internet). It is an infringement of copyright to do any of those and different protected acts in relation to the entire or a considerable a part of a copyright work, or to authorise anybody to do such an act or acts in your behalf, with out the permission or licence of the copyright proprietor.
“Our Client’s consideration has been drawn to your use, with out permission or licence, of her aforementioned musical work. Specifically, you’ve gotten appropriated the work to advertise your TV app and likewise used it to promote ‘The Voice Nigeria.’
“By not obtaining our Client’s prior permission or licence before engaging repeatedly in this act or acts, your company’s conduct is a flagrant and deliberate infringement of her copyright. It also amounts to stealing and wilful deprivation with the intent to unjustly enrich your company and deny our Client of the legitimate fruits of her labour, thereby inflicting hardship on her.”
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