WATCH: Samsung Hit With N65m Copyright Infringement Suit Over Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge


WATCH: Samsung Hit With N65m Copyright Infringement Suit Over Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge

By Taofeek Bankole

An Abuja-based company, Eagle Eye Production Limited has sued Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited for alleged copyright infringement over a video the technology company used as an advert.

Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 8 last August with a promotional visual clip titled ‘Night Life in Lagos with Galaxy Note 8′.

The company’s ad clip had in it an image of Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos, which was allegedly cut from a video posted to YouTube by Eagle Eye Production Limited in April 2015, with the title: ‘Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge at Night’.

Eagle Eye Production Limited specializes in aerial photography and videography.

The alleged original creators of the video say they got no monetary compensation, nor any acknowledgement, for Samsung’s alleged usage of their clip in the ad.

Samsung, however, after being served a notice on the alleged copyright infringement, claims it didn’t create the video, but only outsourced the job to one Cheil Communications Nigeria Limited.

Cheil Communications, in turn, said it employed the services of another media company, Ringier Media Nigeria Limited, to create the ad for Samsung’s use.

The alleged original creators of the aerial night view of the Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge are demanding for N65 million as compensation for the alleged copyright infringement.

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