Copyright Infringement? 9ice WARNS Popular Music Site NOTJUSTOK.com to Stop Publishing his Songs Without his Consent

Yesterday, Nigerian artist 9ice took to twitter to warn popular Nigerian music blog Notjustok.com to stop publishing his song without his consent. He also extended the warning to other bloggers. I find the notjustok.com warning rather interesting considering both Notjustok.com and 9ice have had such long relationship and seemingly mutually beneficial, at least in the …

Copyright Infringement? Clarence Peters Accused of Stealing ‘Eminado’ Video Concept he Directed for Tiwa Savage

Someone REALLY wanted me to see this because they sent it to all of my emails. Interesting. I have discussed the issue of theft of video concept idea during the whole Netng.net’s Osagie Alongie write up attacking Davido’s ‘Skelewu’ music video director, Moe Musa. Please revisit my analysis here. Also a follow up to that, …

COSON SUES Calabar Christmas Festival Organizers for 5 Billion Naira Over Copyright Infringement

I am particularly intrigued with this lawsuit because of the twist at the end about the Calabar Festival organizers also infringing on the intellectual property works of American (musicians) and other foreign acts. Interesting, the same Cross River state i.e Calabar Festival organizers bring a lot of foreign acts and pay them astronomical amounts each …

(ANALYSIS) Between Don Jazzy v. Wande Coal, Who is the Rightful Copyright Owner of ‘BabyFace?’

NOTE: Bloggers and news media sites, you may feel free to share this specific article, only, on your platforms, BUT DO NOT change the title of this article and also please use the author information above.Thanks! I addressed, in a prior post, the branding and public relations aspect of this case, specifically focusing on my …

Is IROKO’s Fight Against Piracy Hurting the Nigerian Musician? Study Shows Music PIRATES BUY 30% MORE Digital Music

I already made this point in two prior blog posts here on AML: Tonto Dikeh post and her alleged 5 million views/downloads when she released “Hi,”‘ and a Copyright Math post. I remain speechless with Nigerian artists, especially emerging artists literally trying to break into the music industry, who sign exclusive digital distribution deals with …