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Judge rules in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman copyright dispute
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Judge rules in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman copyright dispute

A Judge has ruled in favor of Nicki Minaj in the copyright dispute between the rapper and four-time Grammy winner, Tracy Chapman. Back in 2018, Tracy Chapman sued Nicki Minaj for 'stealing her song' 'Baby Can I Hold You.' She alleged that the rapper used 'half of the lyrics and vocal melody' of the 1988 hit to make her track “Sorry.” In her lawsuit, the American singer-songwriter sought damages and an order to prevent Nicki and her team from releasing “Sorry.” She also claimed that Nicki’s team made “multiple requests” to license “Baby Can I Hold You” and was denied.   As at that time, Minaj denied committing copyright infringement, stating that her interpolation was protected by the doctrine of fair use.   A judge has now handed Nicki victory in court on Wednes...
Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd Claiming Copyright
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Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd Claiming Copyright

Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material. The Team Trump account tweeted out a nearly four-minute long video that is narrated by a speech the president gave a few days after Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody. In the video, the president can be heard lamenting the “grave tragedy” of Floyd’s death over images of Floyd and peaceful protesters mourning his death. Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material. The Team Trump account tweeted out a nearly four-minute long video that is narrated by a sp...
4,500 Nigerian musicians to get N11,000 each as Coronavirus relief fund from COSON
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4,500 Nigerian musicians to get N11,000 each as Coronavirus relief fund from COSON

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced a N50 million financial relief package for all Nigerian artistes as the nation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.   In a statement released, President of COSON, Tony Okoroji, said since the beginning of the pandemic and the eventual lockdown of some states, himself and other board members have received calls from many artistes who are desperate for any kind of assistance as they have been affected by the pandemic and the current lockdown which has also  stopped entertainment activities across the country.   He said the orgaization's board has therefore approved the release of 50 Million Naira to be shared amongst about 4,500 members on the society’s register as at May 19th, 2019 as an Anti-Corona Em...
Katy Perry and her team ordered to pay $2.7m to Gospel rapper Flame for ‘copying his song’
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Katy Perry and her team ordered to pay $2.7m to Gospel rapper Flame for ‘copying his song’

, a US gospel rapper has been awarded $2.7 million in damages against Katy Perry in the latest high-profile copyright ruling rocking the American music industry.   Katy Perry was sued 5 years ago by Flame and two co-writers who claimed that her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” was stolen from his and Lecrae’s song “Joyful Noise” which was released in 2008.   Though the Pop singer said she had never heard of Gray’s 2009 rap “Joyful Noise" when she took the stand in a weeklong trial, the gospel rapper's lawyers argued for a far higher penalty of around $20 million. Katy Perry reportedly made $31m from the single, album sales and concert DVD that featured the song.   “These defendants made millions and millions of dollars from their infringement of the plaintiffs’ song,” a...
Pastor Warns Christians to Stop Watching Game of Thrones for These Reasons
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Pastor Warns Christians to Stop Watching Game of Thrones for These Reasons

  A pastor warns Christians to stop watching Game of Thrones, he says it it evil and he has facts to back it up. Ghanaian pastor, Victor Eghan says Game of thrones has 865 deaths, 17 rapes (including attempted ones), 144 scenes of naked people (with 83.7% being women) in it’s statistics and is not what a Christian should be caught watching. The pastor warns Christians saying; Dear Game of Thrones fans (who say they’re Christians), please forgive me in advance. I’m not a fan of GOT. Just watched a few episodes years ago. But I came across some statistics and facts that may interest you. Interesting Stats: 865 deaths 17 rapes (including attempted ones) 144 scenes of naked people (with 83.7% being women) Interesting Facts: In 2016, HBO was in a legal battle with...
Copyright: I Will Deal With Lil Kesh – Gospel Singer, Busola Oke (Eleyele)
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Copyright: I Will Deal With Lil Kesh – Gospel Singer, Busola Oke (Eleyele)

Gospel singer, Busola Oke, aka Eleyele, has revealed that she will deal with Lil Kesh over copyright infringement on her intellectual property. Oke in her claims alleges that the rapper took a part of her song in and used it in his new song, Undertaker, which was released on February 29. In a chat with The Punch, Eleyele fumed that she would make a scapegoat of Lil Kesh. She said, “His manager called me and told me they wanted to use my song and I told them I didn’t understand. I told them that they should discuss whatever they wanted with my lawyer. Later, my lawyer told me that they had called him and that he told them not to use the song.A week later, Lil Kesh’s song was released. I think they had already used the song before they called us. We have been trying to rea...
I Will Deal With Lil Kesh – Eleyele
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I Will Deal With Lil Kesh – Eleyele

Gospel singer, Busola Oke, aka Eleyele, has revealed that she will deal with Lil Kesh over copyright infringement on her intellectual property. Oke in her claims alleges that the rapper took a part of her song in and used it in his new song, Undertaker, which was released on February 29. In a chat with The Punch, Eleyele fumed that she would make a scapegoat of Lil Kesh. She said, “His manager called me and told me they wanted to use my song and I told them I didn’t understand. I told them that they should discuss whatever they wanted with my lawyer. Later, my lawyer told me that they had called him and that he told them not to use the song. A week later, Lil Kesh’s song was released. I think they had already used the song before they called us. We have been trying to reac...
Tiwa Savage Ignored Me When I Reached out – Danny Young
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Tiwa Savage Ignored Me When I Reached out – Danny Young

Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage recently got a YouTube Ban for copyright infringement of Danny Young’s song. Danny Young alleged on his Instagram page that she took a line off his 2009 single, Oju ti Won. But Tiwa Savage refused to comment and went ahead to release the visuals of the song. In a chat with punchng.com, Danny Young said he had left everything in the hands of his lawyers. “I wasn’t the one who contacted YouTube. My lawyers handled the process; I didn’t know how they went about it. You know YouTube knows the right thing to do.” “She felt we couldn’t do anything. I am sure she and her team know that we have a valid point. We didn’t even ask them for money, but we felt intellectual theft should be taken seriously in this part of the world. This is just the begi...
Globacom Sued To Court By Davies Iyiegbu For N500 Million – Copyright Case
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Globacom Sued To Court By Davies Iyiegbu For N500 Million – Copyright Case

Glo Nigeria sued to court by Davies Iyiegbu for N500 Million ’One of the biggest copyright lawsuit ever in Nigeria’ Grab your popcorn guys, this going to be interesting and huge. How often do we hear the phrase, Nigerian youths are lazy! well there is a reason why our greatest minds and innovators are all brain drained by the likes of USA and Europe. Simply because for creativity to grow and thrive, the Nigerian state and stakeholders needs to recognise the need to support the hardworking youth and create an environment where copyright laws are protected. The story we are about to share is a heart felt story of a young Nigerian who developed one of the greatest advertising idea of the 21st century, now before you argue the title, here is why? When the likes of Google started Goo...
Wale Turner Blasts Danny Young for Accusing Tiwa Savage Of Intellectual Property Theft
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Wale Turner Blasts Danny Young for Accusing Tiwa Savage Of Intellectual Property Theft

Nigerian singer, Wale Turner has slammed veteran singer Danny Young for accusing Tiwa Savage of intellectual property theft. Danny Young who shared a video earlier accusing Tiwa Savage of intellectual property theft, had claimed that the 2018 MTV EMAs award winner used part of his 2009 record, ‘Oju Tiwon’ without seeking permission nor gave him any credit for inspiring her latest single titled ‘One’. He wrote; I never knew I would be a victim of intellectual property theft until now. the worst pain is that my song was stolen by Tiwa savage who happens to be one of my favorite female artiste   View this post on Instagram   I never knew I would be a victim of intellectual property theft until now. the worst pain ...
‘Runtown Stop Deceiving Promoters, We Still Have a Case Against You in Court’ – Eric Many
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‘Runtown Stop Deceiving Promoters, We Still Have a Case Against You in Court’ – Eric Many

Nigerian record label, Eric Many has once again called out its enstranged artiste and popstar, Runtown saying he keeps deceiving promoters out of desperation to collect money from them even though they have a court injunction that states other wise. According to Eric Many's General Manager, Johnson Adumike, 'Runtown is a liar and he's really desperate, he keeps dragging our name in the mud by telling all sorts of lies to show promoters that the law suit against him has been settled. This is a big lie. We have an injuction against him that says we should maintain status quo and the next court date is September 27th'. He went on to say, 'he pulled a fast one on Martell last night with the same lies and when we reached out to them to let them know the true state of things they were shoc...
Singer Kaha Accuses Yemi Alade Of Copyright Theft
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Singer Kaha Accuses Yemi Alade Of Copyright Theft

Nigerian singer, Kaha, has accused music Star, Yemi Alade of copyright theft for remixing his hit song ‘heart robber’ in which he featured 2Face Idibia. According to him, Yemi Alade never sought his permission. Here’s what he wrote; “Yo nice move on the heart robber remix.. but note that the song title has already been copyrighted since 2009.. I think you should have taken permission though @yemialade #goodluck ?”
Stephanie Okereke’s Associate Denies Reports Of Copyright Infringement
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Stephanie Okereke’s Associate Denies Reports Of Copyright Infringement

Earlier today, Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus was accused of copyright Infringement of her movie ‘DRY’. According to the report, an associate of the actress made a copy of Daniella Madudu’s book to give to Stephanie which she used as a script for the movie.  The associate, Joy Ndidi has now released a statement to deny the report. Read below…  “I JOY NDIDI hereby refute Daniella Madudu’s claim that I copied her book to give to Stephanie Linus- idahosa. Miss Madudu claims that I was one of her editors in 2011; This is a malicious lie as I have never read her book. I met Miss Madudu in 2014 in a friend’s dorm on a visit to Obafemi Awolowo University. I was introduced to her by a friend. I have always been a diehard fan of Stephanie Linus and I found out about her...