3/08/2011

Brazilian court awards privacy damages to secondary character in book and movie based on a true story

A Brazilian appeals court has awarded the equivalent of $6,000 to a secondary character whose privacy was invaded in the book and movie "Meu Nome Nao E Johnny" ("My Name Ain't Johnny"). The book's author and publisher had obtained the consent of the story's main character, but not from the character who sued and won. The case is noted by Brazilian entertainment lawyer Rodrigo Borges Carneiro in Entertainment Law Brazil, an English-language blog that he publishes with his colleague Atillio Gorini (who is a Southwestern Law School LLM graduate).