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PDP Presidential Candidate To Pay N5m For Copyright Infringement



A Federal High Court in Lagos had ordered the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his campaign Director (CD), Dr. Bukola Saraki, to Pay N5m damages to a Lagos traderAmuda Adeleke.pdp presidential candidate  to pay n5m for copyright infringement - IMG 20200428 WA0044 300x145 - PDP Presidential Candidate  To Pay N5m For Copyright Infringement

Amuda Adeleke’s picture was unauthorized used for Campaign billboard.

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In a suit marked FHC/L/CS/19, Amuda Adeleke had told the court that the CD, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar uses her photograph on their campaign billboard without her consent.
She lamented that this caused her embarrassment and she prayed the Court to award N45m for infringement, as her fundamental right to privacy as enshrined, in the
1999 Constitution.

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However, Justice Faji awarded a sum of N5m against the defendants.

This is a big lesson for everyone, the issue of copyright infringement is real. We should endeavor to stay clear and avoid such in the nearest future.


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