Yes, more problems for Google in Brazil: last year a paparazzi filmed Daniela Cicarelli, Brazilian model and former Ronaldo (Brazilian football star) wife, during a torrid love scene in Ibiza. A Brazilian Justice ruled that all websites must take the video off air or pay US$175k per day as a penalty. It seems once again Google/YouTube didn’t accept the decision and kept the video running up to a week ago.
Now Google has to pay around US$5 million dollars for that!
More recently Cicarelli’s boyfriend and “co-star” filed a new complaint to take YouTube off the air. São Paulo’s State Superior Court ruled in his favor yesterday and YouTube must now filter its visitors to avoid Brazilians. Once again, just as in the Orkut case, Google Brazil said it has nothing to do with YouTube, and the complaint should be addressed to Google Inc. in the US.
Anyway, I guess Google will appeal pretty soon, since Brazil accounts for the second largest YouTube audience worldwide.
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