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MTN settles N500 million copyright lawsuit

25 November 2015, 14:09

Abuja — Multinational Communication giant, MTN will settle 'out of court in a N500 million copyright suit filed against it by  Omenuwoma Dovie a.k.a Baba 2010, an Abuja based entertainer/ artist, reports AllAfrica

Counsel to Baba 2010,  Rockson Igelige, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja without revealing the figures reached.

Baba 2010 had demanded N500 million damages from MTN for copyright violation of four of his original musical compositions and recordings.

According to his statement of claim dated November 4 2015, MTN reproduced and stored the musician's songs electronically.

Also read:Nigeria woes cause MTN Chairman to resign

The telecom's provider was also accused of selling the musician songs on the internet via its website to existing and potential customers as ring-back tones or caller tunes.

The plaintiff Baba 2010  says he was never contacted by MTN and had not given permission for his songs to be reproduced or sold by the defendant or anybody.

Read more at  AllAfrica

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