Africa Music Law™ Featured on NLIPW as 1 of ’10 Useful Sites for Intellectual Property in Africa’

The Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW) recently published an article titled, ’10 Useful Sites for Intellectual Property in Africa.’ Making the list is our very own Africa Music Law™ !  *Gets on stage, holds the “music law grammy award on left hand,” pulls three pages of paper out with right hand. Begins speech. “I …

“Sammie Okposo Will Return to COSON,” says COSON General Manager Chinedu Chukwuji

Almost two weeks ago, Gospel singer Sammie Okposo announced his exit from COSON and shared a press release with us to that effect (renouncing his membership). In evaluating his basis for the exit, I said it made no sense and was meritless. If you are going to walk out on an organization and put out …

COSON Slams Brila FM Stations with a 1.14 Billion Naira Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

I continue to receive interesting heads up on  interesting shenanigans ongoing in the COSON camp. I will wait for it to play out in the public. In the meantime, COSON slams Brila radio station with a 1.41Billion lawsuit. Read the COSON generated news below. -Uduak “True to its warning that no organization broadcasting music or …

Digital Copyright Lawsuit: Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

AML People, Industry, bookmark this case. It is one of those “you need to know” cases if you are in the business of music/the music industry. For AML African digital distributor readers such as Spinlet, IROKO, PANA, IBAKA et al., you all should pay particular attention to this case. -Uduak “In a closely watched digital …

Music Law: Emerging issues in Nigerian Copyright Law – Impact of Digital Technology on the Music Industry, Revision of Copyright Act by Ese Oraka

I receive the invitations by Wale Ewedemi to attend his ‘Creative Sessions’ events which includes a variety of speakers from Nigeria’s Creative Industries. One of the last few ones I received announced a lineup which included Attorney and Consultant Ese Oraka. His topic was of particular interest to me. Since I was unable to attend …