PRMS DEMANDS MTN PAY ROYALTIES

Telecoms

The Nigerian Performing and Mechanical Rights Society (PRMS) is demanding N100m from MTN Nigeria, claiming "wanton infringement of copyright" by the company. The PRMS claims that the company illegally adapted and used musical works of copyright owners for the subscriber ring tones it offers. Tony Okoroji, Chair of the PRS claimed that it had tried to negotiate with the company. He also said that US Companies had paid N12 billion last year for the right to use certain pieces of music as ring tones.

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