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Eva Rebrands to Evaezi: Eva v. Eva, Nayo v. Nayo, Wizkid v Wizboy – Artists Do not Copy Existing Names, Choose Your Own Unique Name

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Who was here first? Eva the singer or Eva the rapper? I remember receiving a press solicitation for a feature late last year from Eva the singer and being confused because I was pretty sure Eva was not a singer but a rapper. When I looked closely at the solicitation, I was even more convinced there was an issue because …

The National Society of Ghana Music Producers Holds Copyright Workshop

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The National Society of Ghana Music Producers held its Copyright workshop this past July. Read all about Ghana’s Copyright Laws here. I will tell you guys one thing, Ghana’s copyright statute is nice and easy to read, I love it. It also shares so much similarities with US copyright law and offers certain protections that even the USA is not …

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Sheesh! Hintsonline Magazine Blatantly Copies BellaNaija.com, All Sorts of Wrongs on Intellectual Property Fronts

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Sheesh people. I am blown away sometimes by the length thieves take in copying other people’s work i.e. content, trademarks etc. People, Nigeria’s legal systems might not be strong on the enforcement part, and yes intellectual property laws are still something Nigeria and the rest of Africa is trying to figure out. But, please believe me when I say there is …

Music: Ocean ‘Waka’ – Unexpected “Talent From a Girl So Big in Size”

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Mennnnh, sometimes I think we editors and bloggers have the worst job, ever. It’s like you have to read the craziest things to get to what matters. So, I received this press release from this talented artist’s camp. I am enjoying her work and thinking of sharing it when my eyes fall on this line in the press release, “Ocean …