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Why the Sebagala Vs MTN Uganda case is good for Uganda’s Intellectual Property

copyrightactIn 2012, the media was abuzz with news of Kampala City’s Ex Mayor suing MTN Uganda over some ring tones mimicking him. Ringtone Case: Sebaggala wants UShs8Bn screamed one of the headlines. Many thought that for once someone was going to floor the mighty MTN in a landmark copyright case. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case three years down the road when the ruling was made. Here is why.