Veteran musician, Rex Omar has revealed he almost gave up after a legal battle between him and the owners of the Joy Industries Limited dragged for five years.
The Highlife legend indicated that he nearly succumb to pleas by owners of Joy Industries Limited to settle the issue out of court.
The Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) made the statement in an interview with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbuzz.
“I almost gave up on the case. It got to a point when I asked myself why I should even continue with the case especially when they wanted us to settle out of court. But the most important thing is that this win is for the industry. This is to send a single to corporate Ghana and others who use works of others without permission.” He stated
He also commended his lawyers who traveled to the Koforidua High Court in the 5 year period to ensure he won the case.
The Koforidua High Court has slapped Joy Industries Limited with damages of GHc200,000 for using Rex Omar’s intellectual property without his permission.
The court also awarded costs of GHc30,000 to the veteran musician.
On June 15, 2015, Rex Omar filed a suit against Joy Industries Limited for using parts of his “Dada dida” song to promote and advertise their product, Joy Dadi Bitters’ without his consent.