Media Lab Entebbe has threatened to sue singer Ronald Mayinga following a footage he used in his trending Mzee Campaign song. According to an intention to sue 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 Kotooro 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 further instructed Mayinja to pull down the video from YouTube and pay Media Lab UGX 375m compensation, an apology too is needed.
“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 further.
The lawyers further threatened to sue Mayinja for everything he is worth as per instructions from Media Lab.
“Should you fail to comply with this notice, our instructions are to sue you for everything you are worth. Stand warned.
Media Lab Entebbe was founded by like minded journalism students of Nkumba University.