A Nigerian legal firm, Remedium Law Partners has demanded one million pounds from a United Kingdom (UK) based cable television station, Sky TV, as compensation for copyright infringement over a Television programme titled “Urban Kitchen”.
Paul Michael, Public Relations Officer, Remedium Law Firm said this in a statement issued and made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.
The law firm via an email had accused Solution Media and InfoTech Ltd and Hi-Impact TV of fraudulently broadcasting “Urban Kitchen” without due authorisation and permission from Sate Television, the producer of the content.
He stated that, while the agreement for the authorised broadcast of “Urban Kitchen” ought to be within Nigeria only, it extended the broadcast of the content to the UK.
According to him, a 21 days deadline was given to both Solution Media and InfoTech Ltd and Hi-Impact TV, Sky TV UK as well as Solution Media and InfoTech UK Ltd to comply with the demands or be prepared to face legal action.
However, reacting to the allegation, Sky TV Viewer Relations, Elyse, via an email to Remedium Law Partners, thanked the law firm for the email sent to SKY TV and promised to look into the alleged copyright infringement.