Nkumba Media Lab Entebbe has issued a warning to Ronald Mayinja about an intention to sue him for a footage he used in his new trending ‘Akalulu kawe Mzee’ Campaign song.
According to the letter issued by Media Lab’s lawyers (Walusimbi & Co Advocates), the song, which was recently unveiled as President Museveni’s official campaign song features their footage from the recently commissioned Kitooro Market.
“You infringed on our client’s copyright on 30th October 2020 or thereabouts when you used out client’s images, footage and other artistic work depicting the recently commissioned Kitooro Market at Entebbe in the trending video of you campaign titled “Mzee” without our client’s consent.” Reads part of the letter.
The lawyers have asked Mayinja to put down the video from You Tube and also apologise to the Media Lab coupled with a compensation worth Shs 375M.
“Our client hereby demands that you desist from further copyright infringement by immediately pulling down the video containing the infringements complained of.” The letter reads.
The letter also stated that should Mayinja fail to comply with this notice, the lawyers have instructions to sue him for everything. Our efforts to reach out to Mayinja were futile.