Winky D Slaps Magamba TV With US$12 000 Lawsuit For Copyright Breach


Award-winning Zimdancehall artiste, Wallace Chirumiko, popularly known as Winky D has sued Magamba TV Network.

Winky D slapped  Magamba Network with a US$12 000 lawsuit for infringement of copyright.

This comes after the TV Network reproduced and played his song title “Parliament”.

Winky D said the move had an effect of portraying him as someone who is aligned to a political party yet his music is purely for entertainment- as a result, this caused him to lose revenue after some of his fans shunned his music.

In his court application, Winky D said he was the author of the original work and Magamba TV Network breached his copyright. He revealed that on the 16th of May 2020 Magamba Network in its weekly show concept entitled “In Case You Missed It” ran a campaign titled “Reconveneparly” in which it produced and circulated a video hereinafter referred to as the offending work via various social media platforms.

According to New Zimbabwe, Winky D is demanding US$8 000 for infringement of copyrights and US$4 000 for loss of income respectively.

In his summons before the High Court, Chirumiko also cited Vigilance Music, which is contracted to produce his music as the second plaintiff.

“Plaintiff’s claim against the defendant is the payment of damages in the sum of US$8 000 for infringement of the copyright subsisting in the original work, that is the lyrics, the music composition and sound recording entitled Parliament,” reads part of his summons.

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