Monday, 4 August 2014
Paul Play Sues Etisalat/Nigerian Idol Over Unauthorized Usage Of His Song
Paul I.K Dairo has sued Etisalat and Optima Media Group who stages the yearly Nigerian Idol show for the unauthorized usage of his song, Mosorire. He accused them of reproducing his song on the show and airing it on air as well as their you tube channel without his consent.
According to a source, Paul Play wouldn't have sued them if only the companies agreed to his terms when his lawyers wrote them, but they turned deaf ears to him and his lawyers instead, which left them with no choice than to sue them.
Paul Play has sued them for N200m for special and general damages for the flagrant and unlawful exploitation of his copyrighted work. The case is expected to be heard in court soon. See some of the court documents after the cut.