MCSN wins copyright infringement battle


As court orders Multichoice to pay N5.9bn damages

BY Rotimi Agbana & Shettima Margret

Bringing the legal battle on copyright infringement between South African firm, Multichoice, and the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd/Gte to an end, the Federal High Court on January 19, 2018, awarded the whooping sum of N5.4billion in “special damages” against Multichoice Nigeria in favour of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd/Gte, MCSN, a copyright infringement tussle which has been in court since September 19, 2011.

In a judgment on Friday, Mohammed Idris, the judge, struck out Multichoice’s claims against the defendant, the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd. (MCSN)/GTE.

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“The court having delivered judgment this 19th day of January, 2018, striking out the plaintiff’s claims, it is hereby ordered as follows: That judgment is entered in favour of…

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