Court Fines Clarence Peters N5million For Copyright Infringement.
Nigerian video director, Clarence Peters slammed with 5 million naira fine for alleged copyright infringement.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ruled in favour of Uwana Victor and Akan Victor, trading under the name, Black Alliance.
The judge said:
In the circumstances of this case, I have no doubt that the defendant (Peters) took advantage of the plaintiffs and infringed on their copyright.
Both general and special damages are compensatory damages. General damages are loses which
flow naturally from the defendant’s conduct and its quantum need not be pleaded or proved as it is generally presumed by law.
I believe that the plaintiffs’ claim for damages amount to general damages and in the circumstance,
I believe general damages will adequately take care of the loses occasioned by the defendant’s conduct.
The sum of N5m only is awarded against the defendant.”
However, Peters has headed for the Court of Appeal, to seek for fair verdict.