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TRIGMATIC REACTS TO KIRANI AYAT AND GTA COPYRIGHT SAGA

The Ghana Tourism Authority and artist Kirani Ayat are at odds over a copyright violation, and singer and composer Trigmatic from Ghana has entered the fray.

Recall how the musician Kirani Ayat denounced the Tourism Ministry on social media for exploiting parts of his Guda music video to promote the #VisitGhana2022 campaign without his permission.

He claims that because he didn’t approve the use of his content by the Government of Ghana, he is expecting to be paid royalties that are owed to him.

In his tweet…

The president of Ghana has used my video ‘GUDA’ in this ad to promote Ghana. I was actively reaching out to the Ministry of Tourism in 2018/19 to use this video to push tourism in the North and got NO reply, yet today it’s in an ad and no one reached out to me for permission.

“Whoever worked on this video should’ve reached out to the rightful content owners before proceeding. I spent my all in making GUDA possible, I’m sure you were paid for this job, where is my cut?“.

Trigmatic has weighed in on the dispute by lamenting the misuse of some intellectual property belonging to those in the creative industries on his Twitter profile. He demanded that the exploitation of artistic creations cease.

“Regardless of what the real story is, I expect to see creatives stand behind

@KiraniAYAT as this could be a good case study for many others in time past and the future. IP and its issues are often taken for granted on this side and until people are prosecuted for such offenses”.

“Our crafts will continually be taken for granted. It’s one person today and could be you tomorrow. Stop exploiting talents and do the needful.”

 

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