Court To Decide King Sunny Ade's Copyright Case on October 30
The court case between the veteran musician King Sunny Ade and 7 defendants over alleged copyright infringement has been adjourned till October 30, 2015.
Sunny Ade who filed in the case since 2007 is demanding damages of N3bn from the defendants for alleged copyright infringement on 43 works categorised as singles, extended, series, elpees and others.
He further requested the court to bar the defendants from printing his image in any work as well as returning the master tape of his songs to him.
The seven defendants are African Songs Limited; Take Your Choice Records Store Ltd.; Lati Alagbada Nigeria Ltd.; and Records Manufacturer of Nigeria Limited, Ibukunolu Printers Nigeria Ltd.; Alhaja Awawu Ade Amodu and Sons; and M.O. Alagbada Nigeria Company.
Meanwhile the 1st and 2nd defendants opposed him as they told the court to award N500m against the musician for the damages that they had suffered from 1997 when Sunny Ade obtained a restraining order against them.