Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Zdob si Zdub and Copyright - the end of story

Do you remember my post about the lawsuit against the famous Moldavian rock-band Zdob si Zdub? If not, just click here to read the story. So, it wasn't over...

And here's the end of that story. About a week ago I happened to be present at the hearings at the Supreme Court of Justice when the appeal for cassation being examined. The final award for the Claimant was reduced to 30 000 lei.

So, I think both litigants remained unsatisfied with the final court's decision. The Claimant initially asked for 500 000 lei compensation (the Chisinau Court of Appeals awarded only 100 000 lei), and getting only 30 000 lei doesn't seem a satisfactory result. And the band was publicly declared as having breached the composer's copyright. Looks as bad advertising, doesn't it?

Anyway, my conclusions about the case (see the previous post on this topic) remain the same...

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At Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:07:00 PM, Blogger Lucia said...

Yes, you are right, it looks like Z&Z actually are guilty of copyright infringement. Is there a law on copyright in Moldova? If yes, is it of any good?

At Friday, January 12, 2007 4:19:00 PM, Blogger Alexei Ghertescu said...

Of course there is a law on copyright. Moldova is also a party to several international treaties on intellectual property.

At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:22:00 AM, Anonymous Olya said...

I am not that familiar with Moldovan law on copyright, but as far as I know in case of such a violation not only Z&Z band has to pay, but also the CD companies and the companies that organize the concerts that include the song,as well as radio and TV stations that play it .

At Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous digital signature Microsoft said...

I read the story and your this update I also feel that the decision is really not fare and the amount should not be cut by so huge margin.


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