Entertainment

How Yoga Yoga Uganda Copyright Dispute Was Settled

Yoga_Yoga_Uganda__50_years_celebration_song_283367409

Header advertisement

ed http://danielcalvo.com/wp-admin/includes/edit-tag-messages.php geneva;”>Musicians Esther Nabasa and Michael Mugisha recently sued and successfully secured an court injunction on playing the song at 50th anniversary celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds, more about http://darkon.org/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/placeholders/bookingform.php saying they never received proceeds accrued from a fatty contract between government and Richard Kaweesa.

Esther accused Kaweesa of trying to own full copyright of the song yet it was originated from Spirit of Africa Ltd, which as the managing entity was entitled to 10% of the proceeds.

Kaweesa was entitled to 31.6%, Ms. Nabaasa 31.696, Mr. Mugisha 31.6% and Mr. Ruyonga 6%.

The Commercial Court, presided over by Justice Wilson Musalu, early this week ordered that the song shouldn’t be played or used in any form until the two parties in the dispute come to an agreement

Sources have told Chimpreports.com that Nabaasa, Mugisha and Kaweesa agreed to bury the hatched after State House agreed to compensate the complainants with an unspecified amount.

This occurred on Thursday during a meeting at State House, Nakasero, presided over by President Yoweri Museveni.

However, in a press statement issued on Friday evening, Uganda Media Centre boss Fred Opolot downplayed the disagreement as a result of “of a communication gap.”

“On its part, Spirit of Africa through the Director, Mr. Richard Kawesa, acknowledged this shortcoming and apologized fully for any difficulties that arose as a result of the company’s actions,” added Opolot.

“Copyright to Yoga Yoga Uganda is jointly owned by Ms Estar Nabaasa, Mr Michael Mugisha, Mr Richard Kawesa and Mr Ruyonga. Yoga Yoga Uganda shall be performed for the nation on Independence Day, October 2012,” said Opolot.

Comments

Header advertisement
To Top