Channel accused of piracy by ignores justice and goes back on the air


Globo took action on August 28th


Published on September 19, 2023 at 9:55:16 p.m

The soap opera actress made her television debut in Brega & Chique (1987) on Globo. Photo credit: TV Globo

In the midst of a legal dispute with Globo, the Carol Novelas website a portal that offers around 500 productions of the genre in full by paying a subscription, i.e. an illegal competitor to the Globoplay platform is back even after the broadcaster announced that the piracy service was under threat a fine should be discontinued.

Globo took action on August 28th. This Monday, September 18th, Carol Novelas’ content was taken offline.

The portal also offers soap operas from SBT, Record, Band and the extinct TV series Tupi and Manchete. Some Globo productions, including Hipertension (1987) and De Corpo e Alma (1992), are not available on Globoplay. The amount charged by the website to access the content was a single rate of R$220.

According to the F5 website, which has had access to the case currently pending before the Court of Justice of São Paulo, the lawsuit is against Leandro da Silva Evangelista, the owner of the website. Globo is demanding not only immediate removal from the air, but also compensation of R$ 100,000 for moral damage.

In the Estadão report, the channel’s communications department said it does not comment on cases before the courts. The newspaper also asked the company whether it intends to strengthen these measures against websites and profiles that use excerpts from its productions, many of them even with the intention of creating memes with the scenes shown in the soap operas.

The response was that the broadcaster “reaffirms its constant commitment to the defense of copyright and its active participation in antipiracy actions.”

It is not new that TV Globo is trying to prevent its soap operas from being broadcast outside of its platforms. Around 2016, with the consolidation of Canal Viva and the repeats of soap operas that audiences were waiting for, such as A Gata Comeu and later a second performance of Vale Tudo, some Facebook groups began to make available episodes of the productions that became available at that time According to their administrators, these groups were also asked by TV Globo to stop playing the content.

Currently there is at least one other major portal that promises access to all the chapters of soap operas such as Mulheres de Areia, Tieta, Vale Tudo, Vamp, Laços de Família, Anjo Mau and others. Subscription costs range from R$14 to R$70 depending on the plan