Court rejects national anthem composer William Kakoma's copyright claim

Court rejects national anthem composer William Kakoma's copyright claim



in 2008 george Kakuma who in 1962 composed the song or uganda land of beauty which later became the national anthem of uganda suit government seeking for compensation for his composition the music composer who'd gone to seek damages for alleged violation of his copyright and demand an injunction to restrain the stet from using the song he also added that the 2,000 shillings he was paid in 1962 was little in 2010 justice Jakob Ammann of the high court awarded Kakuma 50 million shillings in the form of composition and additional payment however Kakuma went to the court of appeal to voice his dissatisfaction now nine years since the appeal was filed three justices Elizabeth Misaki Fred agonda and Tandy and Helena Brewer of the Court of Appeal have repealed the decision to our the lead judge comma 50 million Schillings saying what you received in 1962 was enough at the time the justices also stated that Amanda's estate half no ownership or rights to the song and it now belongs to the stet George Wilberforce Kakuma died April 12th at the age of 89 leaving his widow Teresa to deal with the Cass so he'll Mugabe and TV

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