Happy World Intellectual Property Day, Lancelot Imasuen Style!

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Today the world celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day. According to THR, Esq. For the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), it was an opportunity to raise awareness of the consequences of theft of films and TV shows by releasing a video. I watched the video and was unimpressed.It felt so arms length, unreal and for me, boring. “We can do better than this, really,” I thought. So, I went looking and found Nollywood Film Director Lancelot Imasuen’s personal story of how piracy has affected him. Imasuen who I have had the privilege of sitting on a Nollywood panel with, interviewing about his work and also addressing some of the issues he raised in the video below, is a prolific filmmaker in the second largest film producing industry in the world. The video below is from a recent event in New York this past March 2011.

Maybe next time John Morton and his team can consider calling on Lancelot Imasuen for Nollywood, a filmmaker from Bollywood and one from the USA to drive home the point.

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw


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