Commentary

31 Brazil: civil and criminal liability for infringement

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

31 Brazil: civil and criminal liability for infringement

| Commentary

31 Brazil: civil and criminal liability for infringement

The legislation makes specific provision for civil remedies in relation to the infringement of rights which are stated to be without prejudice to the criminal sanctions under the laws of Brazil1. These are not specifically referred to in the copyright legislation.

The owner of rights in any work that is fraudulently reproduced or used in any other way may apply for an order for the seizure of the original or copies of the work without prejudice to their right to seek damages2. Any person who publishes a literary, artistic or scientific work without

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