Photo: Queen Ure at war with Cynthia Morgan in copyright infringement case


B6mZxE4IEAErus5.jpg-largeTwo female music acts, Queen Ure and Cynthia Morgan are at war following the release of Cynthia Morgan’s latest singe titled ‘Popori,’ a song which Queen Ure says belongs to her. Serious about enforcing her copyright on the matter, Queen Ure dragged Cynthia to court and she has emerged victorious on the first point as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on December 29, 2014 in suit no: FHC/L/CS/1987/14, has given an injunction restraining Cynthia Morgan, an artiste under the label of P square’s elder brother and manager, Jude Okoye-led Northside Entertainment Ltd and all other agents, promoters, DJs, Radio stations, TV stations, bloggers and every other person from publishing and distributing to the public the music track/single/album titled ‘Popori’ by Cynthia Morgan which is viewed as an infringement on Queen Ure’s copyright. The court order, among many others, empowers Queen Ure to sue anyone in the business of recording, publishing, distributing to the public the music track/single/album titled ‘Popori’ which is a violation of her copyright. It will be recalled that Queen Ure’s video for the song titled ‘Popori’ (a word she said she made up), dropped in November 2012 and her 15-track album was launched on Dec 29, 2012 also with Popori as title. She equally dropped another ‘Popori’ video in March 2014 alongside other singles and videos. Having registered the recording at the Nigerian Copyright Commission and obtained a copyright certificate issued to her in March 2013, she became the claimant to the title, making her challenge Cynthia Morgan who released a single with the same title in November 2014. According to Queen Ure, what she has done is nothing personal but preservation and protection of her intellectual property as well as her contribution to the music industry so that artists can begin to respect each other’s works and start appreciating the act of registering their works so they can be protected in a case of infringement. All efforts to get Cynthia and her management to speak on the matter have proved abortive….

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