ZANTEL sued for copyright infringement.

ZANTEL is one of the largest mobile network providers. It is owned by Etisalat (65%; 13th largest telecomunication company in the world), Tanzania Government (18%) and Meeco International (17%, lead by Jo Hans Dieter Trutschler). In spring 2009 ZANTEL launched a campaign using Tinga Tinga images without permission. Zantel has also launched a commercial animated film infringing the art works of several Tinga Tinga artists. Tinga Tinga Cooperative did not get answer for 1,5 year despite repeating warnings about the copyright infingement. You can also watch the video on YouTube. The court will take place tomorrow, 3rd November. (The photo of Zantel leadership is from


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