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|Burna Boy In Intellectual Property Theft. by Frankdamaxx(m): 1:21pm On Nov 25, 2016|
Burna Boy and the case of disregard for Intellectual Property
It's absolutely terrible the way intellectual property is disregarded in this part of the world.
Hard working creative individuals are contracted to do work for one thing or another; and then the contractor turns around and uses their hardwork for their benefit, without due compensation. If we continue keeping quiet about this rubbish, it will keep happening.
In 2014, I published a post about Absolut requesting the services of my younger brother Anthony (and other artists) and skipping the compensation promised. Then going ahead to use the materials produced for their local marketing and growth. The same thing has repeated itself again, but this time the perpetrator is Burna Boy and his management.
To be clear, I'm a big fan of Burna's music, I jam his songs a lot of time when I code (and will definitely still do in the future). But if you disrespect or steal from my team (family is my no 1 team), you've drawn a line that is hard for me to ignore. I'll call your arse out.
On the 31st of October (which happened to be Anthony's birthday), he got home and announced to me that he got a phone call from Burna. Burna requested that his (nascent) graphics/animation company Insecta Studio, create materials (branding and stage animation) for his next performance. The performance turned out to be at Essence Festival in South Africa (Anthony didn't even know this then). I was excited for him and his team.
One discussion after another, he informed me that they had done a sketch for the proposal and Burna's people liked it. Then that they had sent out the proposal and bill, and waiting for response. Then that Burna's people say that they want to "pay" with publicity and free show (lol). Then they replied that they (Insecta Studios) don't do pro-bono, because they pay bills. Then that Burna's people aren't responding anymore.
We took it that they had decided that they aren't going to use Insecta Studios anymore, so Insecta looked elsewhere for business. Then suddenly, we discovered that the artwork that was sent to them as a sample sketch was actually used at Essence Festival and it is being fully used for ALL of Burna Boy's branding/social media.
WITHOUT CONCLUDING AND PAYING A DIME TO THE ARTIST!
What kind of terrible habit and disrespect is that? Every time Anthony called his people, the guy will say that he's on set and that he can't respond. Only for us to see this. We're taking legal actions against them already.
To see more picture evidence, go to
|Re: Burna Boy In Intellectual Property Theft. by Kentura(m): 1:30pm On Nov 25, 2016|
this story fit make FP sha... May I buy land here
|Re: Burna Boy In Intellectual Property Theft. by Laveda(f): 1:41pm On Nov 25, 2016|
|Re: Burna Boy In Intellectual Property Theft. by lordm: 1:55pm On Nov 25, 2016|
This land is not for sale.
Beware of the person below me
|Re: Burna Boy In Intellectual Property Theft. by Nobody: 2:00pm On Nov 25, 2016|
Tap Me when this gets to fp
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