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Thursday 12 April 2018

Patricia Covarrubia

Copyright infringement by a sticker album: Stick that!

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The Peruvian Copyright Commission, which is a sub-division of the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has (ex-officio) dictated a precautionary measure of cessation against Capri Internacional SA [Resolution No. 00205-2018 / CDA-INDECOPI of 03 April 2018]

The measure suspends the commercialization of all the stickers of imagines corresponding to the album "World Cup Russia 2018", in which the denomination "3 Reyes" is shown.[Capri Internacional (formerly Navarrete - now 3 Reyes)]. The resolution comes after verifying that copyright law protects the photographs included in the album - the company did not have a licence.

In the same resolution, there was also a measure of cessation of the app "Virtual Stickers" - which is expressly referred to in the album "World Cup Russia 2018", in which the denomination "3 Reyes" was present. In addition, through the app access to recordings of football matches could be watched, and thus, the cessation order extended to the companies 3.0 Consulting Group SAC and Capri International S.A. The Resolution order the companies to ‘suspend all communication to the public of the aforementioned recordings, because these are protected as a related right within the framework of the legislation on copyright and related rights [secondary works], and must have the corresponding authorizations of each of the holders of the rights over these.’

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