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[COPYRIGHTS] #INFRINGEMENT: TATYANA ALI IS SUING WARNER BROS FOR STEALING HER TALK SHOW CONCEPT-“THE REAL.” READ:

​Tatyana Ali is suing Warner Brothers for allegedly stealing the concept for the hit daytime talk show “The Real.” In the lawsuit, Ali claims that she came up with the idea of the show, which she pitched in December 2012. Reports say that she was told that they decided to decline but six months later… Continue reading [COPYRIGHTS] #INFRINGEMENT: TATYANA ALI IS SUING WARNER BROS FOR STEALING HER TALK SHOW CONCEPT-“THE REAL.” READ:

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[AD FAILS] #ADWATCH: WARNER BROS FINED FOR DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING AND PAYING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS ON POSITIVE REVIEWS. READ:

​Warner Brothers Home Entertainment had its wrist slapped this week by the Federal Trade Commission for being less than honest about its use of influencers for marketing purposes.    Pewdiepie-Video game reviewer. The entertainment company paid several online influencers, including the incredibly popular game reviewer PewDiePie, to promote their fantasy role-play Lord of the Rings… Continue reading [AD FAILS] #ADWATCH: WARNER BROS FINED FOR DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING AND PAYING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS ON POSITIVE REVIEWS. READ:

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[PODCASTS] #BRANDPLANETFM: THE BRAND RADIO IS NOW LIVE ON MIXCLOUD, WATCH OUT FOR OUR PODCASTS SOON.

Yeah, and that’s the true story! Brandplanet FM is now live on mixcloud. Go follow @thebrandradio to catch updates on our Brand stories and advertising podcasts that would be shared on our digital platforms and social media timelines soon. “With over 8k views and our growing social media community; thanks to our ardent fans, there… Continue reading [PODCASTS] #BRANDPLANETFM: THE BRAND RADIO IS NOW LIVE ON MIXCLOUD, WATCH OUT FOR OUR PODCASTS SOON.

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[AUTOBRANDS] #FINES: TOYOTA IS RECALLING ITS CARS WITH FAULTY AIRBAGS AS VOLKSWAGEN IS TO PAY $10K DAMAGES EACH TO PASSAT TDI OWNERS.

​Japanese carmaker Toyota says it will recall 482,000 vehicles in the US over faulty airbags. The cars affected are Prius models from 2010 to 2012 and Lexus CT models from 2011 and 2012. Toyota and other carmakers have over the past years been rocked by millions of recalls over problems with airbags supplied by supplier… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS] #FINES: TOYOTA IS RECALLING ITS CARS WITH FAULTY AIRBAGS AS VOLKSWAGEN IS TO PAY $10K DAMAGES EACH TO PASSAT TDI OWNERS.

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[COPYRIGHT] #DMCA: TAYLOR SWIFT, PAUL McCARTHNEY, OTHERS SIGN PETITION AGAINST DMCA IN THIS AD. WATCH VIDEO:

For the last three months, the music industry has been fighting-or at least negotiating in public with YouTube .                        Taylor Swift Now, artists are adding their voices. In an ad that will run from today Tuesday through Thursday in the Washington DC magazines Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call, 180 performers. The songwriters… Continue reading [COPYRIGHT] #DMCA: TAYLOR SWIFT, PAUL McCARTHNEY, OTHERS SIGN PETITION AGAINST DMCA IN THIS AD. WATCH VIDEO:

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[BRAND WARS] #BLOGS: GAWKER FILES FOR BANKRUPT FOLLOWING LIBEL LAWSUIT FROM HULK HOGAN.

Executives at Gawker Media told employees today that the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s third-party funding of several lawsuits against the company. This plan will allow Gawker to continue functioning, but will require selling the company to another entity. The move came after the Hon. Pamela… Continue reading [BRAND WARS] #BLOGS: GAWKER FILES FOR BANKRUPT FOLLOWING LIBEL LAWSUIT FROM HULK HOGAN.

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[ENTERTAINMENT] #ENEWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH COSON WEEK AGM 2016.

                Chief Tony Okoroji Earlier this week, precisely tuesday 17th may, 2016; hundreds of gaily dressed members of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole approved Collective Management Organization for musical works and sound recordiing stormed the Oramiyan Hall of Lagos Airport Hotel for the 6th Annual General Meeting of the society. Among the… Continue reading [ENTERTAINMENT] #ENEWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH COSON WEEK AGM 2016.

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[BREAKING ADNEWS] #COPYRIGHT: COSON SLAMS MTN NIGERIA IN AFRICA’S BIGGEST LAWSUIT EVER! DO NOT SKIM JUST READ:

BREAKING NEWS! COSON ‘BOMBS’ MTN WITH 16 BILLION NAIRA CLAIM!! Barely few months after Nigeria’s biggest Ad spender, MTN Nigeria had settled fines imposed on it by the Nigerian communications commission (NCC), Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the Nigeria’s government approved collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings, steadfast in its recent promise… Continue reading [BREAKING ADNEWS] #COPYRIGHT: COSON SLAMS MTN NIGERIA IN AFRICA’S BIGGEST LAWSUIT EVER! DO NOT SKIM JUST READ:

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[BRANDS] #VIOLATIONS: RECKITTS BENCKISER ADMITS TO SELLING POISONED DISINFECTANTS.

Britain-based firm Reckitt Benckiser has admitted for the first time to selling a humidifier disinfectant that killed about a hundred people in South Korea. The head of its South Korean division was attacked by angry relatives as he apologised at a Seoul hotel. Reckitt Benckiser is among several firms whose products are blamed for the… Continue reading [BRANDS] #VIOLATIONS: RECKITTS BENCKISER ADMITS TO SELLING POISONED DISINFECTANTS.

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[BRANDS] #CELEBRITYENDORSEMENTS: THE QUANDARY BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL BRANDS AND NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES. READ:

Marriage they say is the union between man and woman and according to the bible, a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his partner. However, different is the case when a married couple or partner decide to enter into a mutual partnership or agreement with a worldwide Brand or Brands. According to the… Continue reading [BRANDS] #CELEBRITYENDORSEMENTS: THE QUANDARY BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL BRANDS AND NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES. READ:

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[BROADCASTING] #RADIO: BUHARI MOVES TO STOP DATA HOSTING OVERSEAS AS RADIONOMY OWNERS OF SHOUTCAST AND WINAMP FACE LAWSUIT ON PIRATE RADIOS.

        President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is making moves to stop the country’s data from being hosted overseas as soon as indigenous data centres have enough capacity locally to handle data generated within Nigeria”; the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this during an official visit to Rack Centre, a Tier lll data… Continue reading [BROADCASTING] #RADIO: BUHARI MOVES TO STOP DATA HOSTING OVERSEAS AS RADIONOMY OWNERS OF SHOUTCAST AND WINAMP FACE LAWSUIT ON PIRATE RADIOS.

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[BRANDS] #NESTLE: MAGGI PASSES ALL MSG TESTING BY SUPREME COURT IN INDIA.

Nearly a year after it got into trouble in india, Nestlé’s Maggi noodles has passed all safety tests directed by the Supreme Court (SC) and the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).  All tests conducted on 29 samples of the instant noodles brand failed to find any excess lead or artificial monosodium glutamate (MSG) in… Continue reading [BRANDS] #NESTLE: MAGGI PASSES ALL MSG TESTING BY SUPREME COURT IN INDIA.