Femi Adebayo awarded N25M in piracy case in opposition to YouTube channel

Femi Adebayo awarded N25M in piracy case in opposition to YouTube channel

Nollywood actor Femi Adebayo Salami has gained a battle in opposition to piracy, because the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Ibadan dominated in his favour, awarding him a sum of N25 million in damages for the unauthorized use of his movie ‘Jelili’ by a web-based streaming channel, Aforefo TV.

The authorized case started in 2021 when Adebayo took the matter to the courts for the alleged copyright infringement of two of his films, “Survival of Jelili” and “Kodi Ologbon Aye,” by the YouTube channel. The actor accused the channel of unauthorized use of his movies to advertise their platform, thereby deceiving followers and diverting income rightfully owed to him.

Adebayo took to his Instagram web page to share the information together with his followers, expressing his satisfaction with the result of the three-year authorized battle. He defined how dedicated he’s to combating in opposition to film piracy as a result of he has been a sufferer a number of occasions.

Adebayo wrote “A number of occasions, I’ve been a sufferer of film pirates and I by no means spare them. I not too long ago concluded a authorized battle with a notable media firm that owns a giant radio station and in addition distributes youtube content material. In the course of the cinema run of “Survival of Jelili” in 2019, my film was gathering good numbers at the moment. They determined to make use of my film poster and title to advertise a film on their platform, thereby deceiving followers and diverting income accrued to me.”

After presenting simple proof in court docket, Adebayo emerged victorious, with the choose ruling in his favour and awarding him the sum of N25 million in damages. The actor praised the effectivity and a focus to element of his authorized staff, attributing their efforts to the profitable consequence of the case.

Following the announcement of the court docket’s choice, followers and colleagues of Femi Adebayo took to social media to congratulate him on his Victory. Many praised his braveness and willpower in standing up in opposition to piracy, hailing him as a trailblazer and inspiration throughout the business.

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