Legal Drama

Wahala Dey: Cameroon Blog NextDim Issues “STRONG WARNING” to Nigerian and Ghanaian Blogs Against Stealing of Content, Names Blog Sites

You all already know it is a major pet peeve of every blogger, journalist and publisher (print or online) to see their work stolen and attributed as work produced by the thieves. Yet, this act of stealing the content of another is SO rampant among African owned blogs  it is crazy. I have seen Ghanaians and Nigerians bloggers, in particular, do it. The stealing of content includes photos that are watermarked as that of the website owner/blogger when it is not.

Bloggers, you have no business watermarking a photographer’s image/images that does not belong to you. Doing so is stealing. The images are the COPY-RIGHT of the photographer. In simple English, you have not paid for the images, neither do you have the permission to say the photo belongs to you when it does not. I have heard many photographers complain about the watermarking of their images without permission.

Second, stealing written content is equally as bad. You should take an excerpt of the content you intend to use, quote it; and be sure to let your audience know where you got the excerpt from.

Cameroon blog NextDim has “had it up to here” with Nigerian and Ghanaian bloggers that steal their content and they have issued a warning. Read on. . .

“Nigerian and Ghanaian blogs have flagrantly infringed our intellectual property by stealing our content word for word without giving credits to Nexdim. In this light, the management of NexDim-Cameroon is sending a STRONG WARNING to all plagiarists to refrain from this malicious act else legal action shall be taken . . .”

NextDim has the full story.

Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law website, livestream and podcast show empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through its brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

For general inquiries, advertising, licensing, or to appear on the show as a guest, please email ([email protected]). Thank you for visiting.


Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

You may also like...