Ntando Duma allegedly liable for copyright infringement
Actress Ntando Duma will soon find out whether she is liable for copyright infringement following improper conduct allegations levelled against her by celebrity photography agency Pixel Kollective after she apparently used photos taken by the agency for her social media campaign for snacks manufacturer Simba.
City Press understands that the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) is to hear the dispute on 2 November 2022, with Duma ordered to file her answering affidavit before then.
This is after the Rosebank-based agency demanded an amount of R200 000 for breach of contract through its court papers filed at the same court last year, accusing Duma and ultimately her managers, MMS Communications, of altering the pictures without their consent.
The papers cite that Duma used eight pictures on her social media accounts but failed to apportion image rights.
This alludes that Duma and her managers deliberately ignored the terms of the images agreement the papers stated.
They also added that attempts to resolve the matter amicably failed, as the responding parties failed to acknowledge their letter of demand.
They also argue that her management company, MMS Communications, failed to intervene when the breach occurred.
Meanwhile, Duma said she was not aware of the court action.
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