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Music: Twin Affairs ‘Farabale’

Show Dem Camp (SDC) sang ‘Farabale’ which I totally dig but there is no monopoly over the song title neither is there a copyright violation, by virtue of another artist coming up with a song with the same title, at least not from my reading of Nigeria’s copyright laws. One could argue that “Farabale” is a Yoruba word and as such makes it unique for copyright protection but I doubt it will fly. In the USA, “Farable” as a song title would also not be protected under copyright law. Titles, generally, do not enjoy copyright protection. However, if the title is a hit song, then an artist can seek protection under  unfair competition as a trademark under trademark law. So, when you see “Farable” you might think of SDC but nothing stops other artists to have the same song titles. So listen in below.

The fuji is a nice addition.

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Cheers,
Uduak

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