Brazil: YouTube sex video draws lawsuit
YouTube sued over Brazilian model sex video - Cyberlaw
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March 18, 2007
The model Daniela Cicarelli, who sued over her online sex video has ignited a
debate in Brazil over internet freedom. The privacy-based lawsuit is the first
Brazilian effort to block access to an international Web site.
The current controversy was sparked when a video of Cicarelli, the ex-wife of
Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo, and her boyfriend, Renato Malzoni Filho,
appeared on YouTube. Shot by a Spanish journalist, the five-minute video showed
the two having sex on a Spanish beach.
Brazilian officials are seeking tighter controls in the interests of making the
Net a safer place, they say.
Brazil has become known as a haven for hackers and online fraudsters.