In his suit before the High Court Commercial Division, the artiste wants both firms to compensate him Shillings 175million each for copyright infringement. Through Katende and Sempebwa advocates, Freeboy and his promoter say that they decided to seek legal redress after engaging the two companies in the last year vain.
music artiste Mubarak Mandela commonly known as Free Boy has sued telecom giants
MTN and Airtel for copyright infringement. Through Viva Entertainment, the
artiste accuses the two telecom giants of using his song “Kwata Essimu” since
March 2020 to promote their sales without his consent.
his suit before the High Court Commercial Division, the artist wants both firms to compensate him Shillings 175million for copyright infringement. Through Katende
and Sempebwa advocates, Freeboy and his promoter say that they decided to
seek legal address after engaging the two companies in the last one
journalists in Arua over the weekend, Free Boy who signed a music production and promotion
agreement with Viva Entertainment in 2017, said that he has evidence
implicating the telecoms for using his song “Kwata Essimu’ as a caller tune and
to promote their sales.
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Gilbert Adibo, the CEO Viva Entertainment says
that they instructed their lawyers to sue both telecoms after getting a cold
response to their complaints.
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MTN has through its lawyers of Shonubi, Musoke
and Co. Advocates denied the accusations of copyright infringement, saying
they will task the applicants to prove their claims. URN could not access the
response by Airtel to the suit.
not yet indicated when the court will hear the suit.