Juliani to sue Jubilee Party over illegal use of his song to promote BBI
Rapper Juliani has threatened to take The Jubilee party to court over the illegal use of his song ‘Utawala’ to promote the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
In a demand letter shared on Instagram, Juliani said the use of the song to promote BBI insinuates that he supports the move yet he is non partisan.
He went on to add that the move may affect his image and earnings in the future.
“Following the unauthorized use of our client’s song in your promotional material, an impression has been created that our client is partisan and that he endorses your political views, which is not the case because he is non-partisan and he does his work for entertainment only. This will therefore have a negative impact on his image and earnings in future,” the letter read in part
Through his lawyer N. Katee David of James T Makori Advocates, Juliani asked the party to desist from using the song.
He also urged them to accept liability in writing in the next 72 hours failure to which he will follow through with a legal suit.
“We also demand on behalf of our client that you admit liability for infringement of intellectual property rights in writing within the next 72 hours so that we can further engage you on quantum. Should you choose to ignore this letter, we have unequivocal instructions from our client to institute mandatory legal proceedings against your party for damages both general and specific in a court of law,” he added