It is currently the most talked about case in Nollywood (the third largest movie industry in the world). The case is Raconteur Productions v. Omoni Oboli, Dioni Visions & Film One Limited. The claim by the Plaintiff is that Omoni Oboli and the rest of the defendants infringed on the copyrights of Jude Idada, a Canada-based writer of Nigerian heritage, who allegedly wrote the script for Oboli’s movie ‘Okafor’s Law.’ On the 93rd episode of The Africa Music Law show, Ms. Uduak, host of the show, takes a look at the allegations and shares the 4 mistakes Oboli made that got Oboli in copyright infringement trouble.
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Uduak Oduok, the founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handle her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on twitter: @uduaklaw.
- The allegations, parties, and lawsuit
- The 4 mistakes Omoni Oboli made
- Breakdown of mistake #1: Wrong Partnership
- Breakdown of mistake #2: No Agreement
- Breakdown of mistake #3: No copyright registration
- Breakdown of mistake #4: Terrible crisis management
- How courts evaluate copyright infringement
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Hosted by California-based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).
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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine.
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