American rapper ‘steals’ showbiz name of Ghanaian musician
6/23/2012 12:17:54 PM -
REPORTS REACHING The Heritage Entertainment Desk states that an American rapper is alleged to have violated international copyright laws by blatantly 'stealing' the show biz name of the Ghanaian musician Tycoon Billy (T. Billy).
The American, who refers to himself as 'Tycoon Billy Lord' has been threatened with the pursuit of legal action by the Ghanaian Musician if he does not stop parading himself as Tycoon Billy, a name which is exclusively copyrighted to the Ghanaian Artiste.
According to the Ghanaian musician, Tycoon Billy aka T. Billy, his first mixtape 'Confession' which was a reply to Eazzy's "Get into my pants" track was released on you tube over a year ago and was a viral success with more than 20,000 views worldwide before you tube officials took it off the site because it contained some adult material.
"I strongly believe that this American Rapper certainly saw the confession clip on YouTube and decided to steal my copyrighted name 'Tycoon Billy'. Even after I re-posted the confession clip on YouTube, it still took this guy seven whole months to come up with his first ever you tube posting under the Tycoon Billy brand name', T. Billy lamented.
He further indicated that his second video 'standing ovey' which hailed all GH stars and was aired on Crystal T.V. for several weeks in November last year and February this year was also posted on YouTube so 'it took seven good months before this American started using the name for his musical works.
'This is an outright infringement of several international copyright protection laws and I am currently in consultation with my lawyers with regards to the appropriate legal action to take, 'Tycoon Billy' is a brand name I started using over 6 years ago and I am certainly going to press charges to ensure that it remains exclusively mine", he cautioned.
The Heritage will keep its cherished readers updated on this matter.
Readers should visit YouTube or Google 'Tycoon Billy' and carefully compare the various dates by which videos were posted on the site by the two artistes.