"The producer of Nollywood movie “Ghetto Dreamz” has instituted a N1 Billion (approximately USD 6,221,340) lawsuit against Virgin Atlantic Airlines Nigeria for copyright infringement. Ope Banwo the CEO of the production company alleges that the full length of the movie was played on over 71 international routes by the defendant company.
Justice Adah of the Federal High Court sitting at the Ikeja Judicial Division, Lagos on the 2nd February 2012 granted an injunctive relief restraining the defendant Virgin Atlantic Airlines Nigeria Ltd whether by themselves, agents, privies, management, directors, pilots, flight crew, etc from infringing or continuing to infringe the copyrights in Ghetto Dreams.
Ghetto Dreams which premiered in April 2011 is a biopic of Dagrin (Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun), A Nigerian Hip-Hop Artiste who died on 22nd April 2010 at the tender age of 22 from fatal injuries sustained in car crash.
The case has been adjourned to 12 March 2012."
Chukwuyere, we look forward to further updates - thank you.
Afro Leo says this is not the first time Virgin Nigeria has been accused of copyright infringement. Click here for more