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A Brazilian court agreed yesterday that until YouTube completely removes a sex tape, it should be shut down, according to Reuters. The tape shows Daniela Cicarelli, a model and ex-wife of Ronaldo, having sex with her boyfriend at the beach. Cicarelli sued last year to get […]

A Brazilian court agreed yesterday that until YouTube completely removes a sex tape, it should be shut down, according to Reuters.

The tape shows Daniela Cicarelli, a model and ex-wife of Ronaldo, having sex with her boyfriend at the beach. Cicarelli sued last year to get the video off the site and YouTube complied, but YouTube users, as they are wont to do, reposted it. We couldn’t find the clip this morning but perhaps someone with better powers of search term deduction will succeed.

Three lawsuits later, Cicarelli has been unable to get YouTube to take all copies of the video down or to win the $116,000 in damages she sought for each day the video remains up, so now she’s gotten a Brazilian court to ask that YouTube be taken off the air entirely. Reuters helpfully checked with legal experts and said that U.S.-based Google, owner of YouTube, is unlikely to comply.

Though YouTube prohibits pornography and other obscene material, and plays by the letter of the law of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (meaning it takes down videos within 10 days of receiving complaints about misused content), the company relies on community flagging to screen its large daily influx of videos. The company had promised it would implement digital screening technology, primarily to combat piracy, by the end of last year, but has as yet failed to do so.

  1. […] Digital video fingerprinting is an area of intense interest. Yesterday, YouTube got into a fracas over a sex video of a Brazilian soccer player’s wife. Earlier this week, Macrovision bought Mediabolic for about $43 million, hoping to extend its copyright protection and digital rights business into new digital devices such as PVRs and set-top boxes. For GUBA, interest in this space could offer a timely parachute. […]

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  2. […] Brazilian Daniela Cicarelli — made famous for her marriage to Ronaldo, if not her modeling…or was it her MTV hosting? — has become infamous for using the courts to shut down YouTube in Brazil. This is a story we first posted on last week, after a judge agreed that the video-sharing site should have taken down all copies of a sex tape of Cicarelli and her boyfriend. […]

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  3. [...] Cicarelli Foto 1 Daniela Cicarelli Foto 2 Vedi anche Mascable ,New Teevee, [...]

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  4. [...] with a barrage of government demands in the last few years, facing shutdowns in India, Turkey, and Brazil, and once Pakistan’s attempt to block the site lead to a global outage. YouTube has at times [...]

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  5. [...] By Liz Gannes | Thursday, January 4, 2007 | 9:51 AM PT | 4 comments | 0 tweets retweet » At the request of model and ex-wife of Ronaldo Daniela Cicarelli — who was in a sex tape with her new boyfriend that kept cropping up on YouTube despite her requests to keep it off — a Brazilian court has ordered YouTube shut down. While that’s clearly not going to happen, newly deep-pocketed YouTube continues to gather more enemies by the day. Check out the full story on NewTeeVee. [...]

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  6. [...] has tried to block its citizens from watching videos on the Google-owned site. Thailand, Turkey, Brazil, and most recently, China have all acted to cut off access to YouTube over the past several [...]

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  7. [...] no stranger to web censorship, as it has been blocked in a number of countries. Thailand, Turkey, Brazil, China and most recently, Pakistan, have all acted to cut off access to YouTube over the past [...]

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