Media Lab has sued singer Ronald Mayinja over copyright infringement after he used their images , footage and artist work in his recent released campaign song that he sang praising President Museveni titled Mzee .
Through their lawyers of Walusimbi & Co. Advocates, Media lab served Mayinga with a notice of intention to sue him for using their footage without their consent.
“You infringed on our clients copyright on 30th october 2020 or thereabouts when you used our client’s images, footage and other artistic work depicting the recently commissioned Kitooro market at Entebbe in the trending video of your campaign song titled “Mzee” with out our clients consent.” Read part of the notice to Mayinga.
Media lab demands Mayinja to cease and desist from further copyright infringement by immediately pulling down the video containing the infringements complained of. They also demand Mayinja for an apology and a sum of UGX. 375 Million as compensation.
“As a solatium for the infringements, our client also demands an apology and compensation of UGX 375 million within one week from the date of the receipt of the letter. Should you fail to comply with this notice, our instructions are to sue you for everything you are worth.” further read the notice to Mayinja.