After his lawyers fired a letter to music artiste, Tunde Ednut, alleging a copyright infringement in the use of the the instrumental for Tunde Ednut’s new single, KOSOWO, Shizzi has opened up on what he described as the ensuing media spin on the issue.
In a statement seeking to set the records straight on the copyright infringement controversy, Shizzi said that contrary to the spin in the media, he never at any point engaged in any studio session with Mr. Tunde Ednut regarding the sound recording.
Below is his full statement:
I have read several accounts of the unfortunate incident regarding the unauthorized appropriation of the intellectual property rights in the sound recording I had made sometime in 2014 by Mr. Tunde Ednut.
Contrary to the spin in the media, I never at any point engaged in any studio session with Mr. Tunde Ednut regarding the sound recording. The original sound recording was indeed created by me with Wande Coal providing freestyle vocals on it and I have attached a link of the original version in this release.
Kindly note that further to painstaking enquiries, I have discovered that Masterkraft was not in anyway complicit in the alleged theft of the IP rights as Mr. Tunde Ednut with malicious intent omitted to mention to Masterkraft my ownership rights in the recording.
I have no intention to engage in a public trade of words with Mr. Tunde Ednut, which is why I had instructed my lawyers to take the appropriate actions. It is my profound belief that a workman is deserving of the appropriate benefits to his works and it is high time we started according to intellectual property rights, the respect and regards they duly deserve.
While thanking the media house and blogs that have supported my brand and have reached out to me since the news of the IP conversion broke, I urge them to refrain from posting or reposting the infringing song and its video thereby engendering the continued criminal misappropriation of my IP rights pending the outcome of the law suit to be filed by my lawyers should Mr. Tunde Ednut and his cohorts not desist from their condemnable actions.
Thank you for your understanding.
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