Communicational hegemony vs. copyright

Because using music of a videogame as the soundtrack for a cadena nacional wasn’t enough, State TV channel VTV decided to use “Detalles”, one of the greatest hits of Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos in this TV spot to show Nicolas Maduro’s personal side.

The problem is the song was used without permission. And Roberto Carlos isn’t happy about it, so he instructed his lawyers to demand compensation in a Venezuelan court.

Will our justice system acknowlege this copyright violation or instead it will create a new precedent where the government can also fully expropiate intellectual properties?

One more thing… Just because the segment was named “Details”, it was necessary to use that specific song? Creating an original instrumental piece was simply too hard? I mean, the new President of the same channel (who’s also the VP’s brother) is a music composer.

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