Eric Zemmor was convicted of “copyright infringement” in his campaign clip

Far-right presidential candidate Eric Gemmore was sentenced Friday to life in prison for “infringing copyright” on his candidacy notice.

Eric Zemore, his Restoration Party! And one of his relatives, François Miramont, has been ordered to collectively pay a total of ,000 70,000 to the plaintiffs. Eric Zemor’s entourage said he would appeal the sentence.

Among the plaintiffs are the beneficiaries of Gaumont and EuropaCorp, directors Luc Besson and François Ozon, the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) or director Henri Verneuil and writer and screenwriter Jacques Prévert.

They dismissed Eric Jemmore and his movement in mid-January for “counterfeiting” and “violation of moral and patriarchal rights.”

The unauthorized use of extracts from the films “A Monkey in Winter” by Luke Besson (1999) and Henry Vernu (1962), and by Franுவாois Ozone in “The House” (2012) is questionable. The documentary “The Quai des Mist” by Marcel Carney (1938) and the portrait of Louis Pasteur, a portrait of a visionary (2011), is in the clip announcing Eric Jemmore’s candidacy for the presidency.

The ten-minute clip, which aired live on various channels on November 30, has been viewed more than three million times on YouTube.

“Even in the context of the election campaign, there can be no blank check for the distribution of certain parts of the work on the Internet without permission. Respect for copyright does not in any way call into question the freedom of expression,” the SACD responded. Judgment.


In addition to the amount to be paid for damages for “copyright infringement” and “assault on moral rights”, a Paris court has ordered that the clip with questionable parts no longer be aired. This result must be applied within 7 days, after which a fine of 1500 euros per day will be imposed.

During the January 27 hearing, in the absence of the far-right candidate, his lawyer, Ms Olivier Bardot, denounced the “censorship” attempt and supported the use of video clips “in the context of a short quote”. Of practice.

“Gaumont and EuropaCorp do not play politics, they make popular cinema, and we never allow the use of excerpts from any party,” said Ms Thierry Marmbert, a lawyer for the production companies.

The SACD commented on Friday that “this decision is a tragedy for a candidate for the presidency who believes he has the power to use, divert and manipulate films without even asking for the slightest recognition from the authors to serve his own campaign.”

He also demanded 25,000 euros in damages for the rights to “Un Sing Sing My High”, an additional 25,000 euros from Europacorp for the film “Jean D’Arc” and 5,000 euros each for the moral rights of the authors and users.

In addition, several media outlets, including Agency France-Press, vehemently opposed the use of the 144 extracts used in the clip without authorization, without resorting to legal action.

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