Musician Ronald Mayinja has been issued an intention to sue by the journalism students of Nkumba University through Walusimbi and Co Advocates over copyright infringement.
It has been established that Ronald Mayinja composed a campaign song for President Museveni titled ‘Mzeei’ which urges Ugandans to vote Museveni. However, the sing has landed him in trouble for using images and video footages without the consent of their owners.
Representing ML Media Lab, Entebbe which lies under the journalism department of Nkumba University, Walusimbi and Co Advocates informs Ronald Mayinja that he used images and footages which belonged to the clients depicting scenes from Kitooro market in his trending campaign song without their consent.
“You infringed on our client’s copyright on 30th October 2020 or thereabouts when you used our client’s images, footage and other artistic work depicting the recently commisoned Kitooro market in Enttebbe in the trending video of your song titled ‘Mzeei’ without our client’s consent.
The students demand that the said video be removed from YouTube and a sum of 375 million UGX be paid to ML Media Lab.
They further demand that Mayinja should publicly apologize for using people’s artistic works without permission.
“Our client hereby demands that you desist from further copyright infringement by immediately pulling down the video containing the video complained of.” the letter further states.
It should be noted that Ronald Mayinja now officially supports Museveni after abandoning National Unity Platform headed by Bobi Wine.