Now, that's pretty stupid, but further down in the BBC story (click the title) it gets better:
Lawyer Rubens Decousseau Tilkian, who represents Ms Cicarelli's boyfriend, told the Associated Press news agency that YouTube had not taken sufficient action to enforce the order as people kept re-posting the clip by constantly changing the name for the file.Two things here strike me as completely stupid.
"The internet is democratic and has to be defended, but this struggle is to have some level of control to avoid the violations of people's fundamental rights, like privacy and intimacy," Mr Tilkian told AP.
- (1) The lawyer just answered his own question, 'why doesn't YouTube do anything?' because 'people keep re-posting the clip by constantly changing the name'. How does he think the Internet works? A bunch of guys in a building in California checking everything that gets posted to look for what it is? No, that's not how it works, Mister Brazilian Lawyer. The Internet is made up of files with names and little descriptions. If someone changes the name and/or description of the file, a computer probably won't know its the same file.
- (2) Where in the world is it written that people have a 'fundamental' right to 'privacy and intimacy'? Not in the United States Constitution and not in any of the Amendments. If Brazil (or 'Brasil' as the like to be called) actually has these fundamental rights, then they are soon to become the kiddie-porn capital of the world. "Yes officer? No, that's not kiddie porn on my computer, and my fundamental right to privacy says that you can't look to find out." Ya like that? I guess they already give 16 year olds boob-jobs on a regular basis, so it's the natural progression, right?