Uganda: Richard Kawesa in raging copyright battle with Africell
Ugandan artist Richard Kawesa has taken the copyright war to the doorstep of Africell Uganda, a Lebanon-based telecom company that he says has infringed on the copyright to his song, ‘Ani Akuba Babie Wange’, a lullaby that the company has been using as their call centre tune.
The embattled artist has camped outside Africell Telecommunications headquarters on Clement Hill Road in Kampala in chains and wielding placards while demanding payment of Shs52 million (Uganda shillings), the equivalent of US$15,295 for the use of his song. He first took up the protest chains one year ago on 18 January 2016, but did not get justice, and returned in January 2017. Read More..