OPINION | ‘Cracking Digital Music in Nigeria’ by Rotimi Fawole

One of the courses I treated with the greatest disdain in University was GES 101. I can’t remember the official title of the course now but I do remember that one of the topics was language and how culture and technology affect language. This has been proved true and become more evident as we march …

Bombshell! – MCSN Performing Rights Agreement With PRS Of The UK Terminated Since 2010!

I continue to watch in awe as COSON attacks MCSN and MCSN does the same. What is wrong with these two PROs? How exactly does the information below move the industry forward, COSON? I really fail to see it. Both parties keep taking to the media, their own publicity campaigns etc. to assassinate each other’s …

PAUL PLAY v. ULTIMA LTD. & MTN: Did COSON Have the Legal Authority to Collect Royalty Fees In Behalf of an Unregistered Member?

I saw a statement released by Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) regarding the Paul Play 500Million Naira copyright infringement lawsuit and I was, frankly, irritated. I felt the entire statement was unnecessarily skewed towards the Defendants in this case and for an organization that also represents the interests of artists, I would have liked to …

AML Music Industry Lawsuit of the Year Goes To . . .

Industry heads and particularly trial lawyers like myself should be watching this case closely. This fight will only get nastier in 2013, unless some sort of resolution can be reached. “The legal battle over copyright in the country has taken a dramatic turn following a class action suit brought to a Federal High Court in …

AML Lawsuits in the News: Fraud Claim Against Jim Iyke Dismissed, COSON Files Billion Naira Lawsuits Against Wazobia and Cool FM, Court Stops Renaming of UNILAG

Greetings folks. Top of the day to you. I hope your day was positive, healthy and productive. I have an insatiable appetite for legal news, stories, fiction, drama and anything law related. Of particular interest to me, especially on my law blogs, is who is suing who? I will explain, briefly, why. However, for the …