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Libel trial in Lisbon - Day 8 Witness No 1

Mário Sena Lopes (Literary Agent and Publisher)




Mário Sena Lopes is the owner and manager of Publinédita,
a Literary Agency and Publishing Company, based in Lisbon.


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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 01:58:19 PM »
Witness - Mário Sena Lopes


A request is made to the Judge to disclose before the last session of the trial (27 November 2013), as to whether the plaintiffs will, on that day, be permitted to take the stand as plaintiffs (not as witnesses, therefore they do not have to be notified). There were no objections.

Another request is made and allowed by the Judge to postpone the testimony of Dr Paulo Sargento, whose absence today is justified. Again, there were no objections.

Publishers Guerra & Paz (G&P) lawyer, Dra Fatima Esteves, informs the Judge that she will no longer be calling witness, Mr Marreiros.


The testimony as it happened...

 

 (05.11.2013, 9:45 am) Mário Sena Lopes greets the public when entering the court room and will greet them again before leaving it. He is the owner and manager of Publinédita, a Literary Agency and Publishing Company, based in Lisbon. From 2007 to 2009 he was Editorial Director for the publisher Guerra & Paz and was responsible for the Gonçalo Amaral book, The Truth of the Lie.  He remains as Gonçalo Amaral’s literary agent.

The Judge asks the witness whether he has knowledge of the trial.  He replies that he is unaware of specific details. He adds that, following the publication of the Amaral book, he is no longer involved with it.


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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 10:19:21 PM »
Libel trial in Lisbon - Day 8 Witness No 2

Luis Froes (Film Industry Executive)




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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 10:24:38 PM »
Witness - Luis Froes


The testimony as it happened...


(05.11.2013, 2:45pm) Luis Froes is a Partner at Outsider Films Ltd. He was General Manager at Valentim de Carvalho Multimédia between April 2008 and September 2012, in which period the Amaral documentary was produced. His evidence relates to the background in which the documentary was produced.

Please note the following:

•   VCFilmes S.A. is the Company which produced the documentary Maddie: The Truth of the Lie based on the book by Dr Gonçalo Amaral (GA) and directed by Carlos Coelho da Silva.

•   The rights of edition and distribution of this documentary in DVD format were ceded to VC Multimédia S.A., this Company therefore being their representative as regards the exploration or commercialisation of the rights of television broadcast or transmission of this documentary in foreign countries.

•   The reproduction and editing were authorised by Valentim de Carvalho Multimédia to the company Presslivre - Imprensa Livre, S.A., owner of the newspaper Correio da Manhã (CdM) by means of a contract established between both parties, under which terms, the DVDs, their covers and packaging would be produced on account, by order and under the responsibility of Presslivre, to be distributed and commercialised jointly with said newspaper.


The Judge Maria Emília de Avillez Melo e Castro asks the witness if he recalls the details of the distribution contract concerning the DVD.
LF doesn't remember.

The Judge – Who signed the contract?
LF says he did, but he doesn't know about the international contracts.




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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 11:07:35 PM »
Thank you. Thanks Anne ?{)(**

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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 11:14:05 PM »
Thank you. Thanks Anne ?{)(**

You're very welcome, just a pity it took so long this time.  One more to come tomorrow.
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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 11:48:42 AM »
thank you Anne and anybody else who are making these reports possible for us to read        8@??)(
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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 03:32:13 PM »
Libel trial in Lisbon - Day 8 Witness No 3

Paulo Santos (Lawyer and Media Executive)




António Paulo Antunes dos Santos Chief Executive of
the Federação Editores de Videogramas (FEVIP).
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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 03:34:43 PM »
Witness - Paula Santos


The testimony as it happened...

(05.11.2013, 3:30pm) António Paulo Antunes dos Santos is a Lawyer and post-graduate in Communication Law specialising in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Federação Editores de Videogramas (FEVIP), a Portuguese Association which represents the interests of its affiliate members in the coordination of the national programme against audiovisual piracy. He is also a former Polícia Judiciária Inspector.

Up until 2009, VCFilmes was an affiliate member of FEVIP.

The Judge Maria Emília de Avillez Melo e Castro – Do you know what this trial is about?
AS says he remembers the issue of the Providência Cautelar (Injunction hearing).
 
The Judge – Do you know Gonçalo Amaral?
AS says he does, they were colleagues in the Policia Judiciaria for some years and they occasionally talk to each other. He adds that, as a juridical consultant, he helped GA concerning the contract with G&P and the rights related to the documentary's production by VCFilmes.

The judge raises the issue of confidentiality, but AS says he was not Gonçalo Amaral’s lawyer.
It is established that there is professional confidentiality covering the issue of the contracts, but questions can be asked concerning other matters. This limitation will be observed.


The defence lawyer for VCFilmes, Dr. Henrique Costa Pinto, is the only lawyer to question the witness.

VC - Did you know GA before the book was published?
AS answers that he met GA at the PJ. Though their areas were different, they worked together for some time and had a good relationship. He says that he left the PJ in 1991 in order to lead a program for the protection of authors against the violation of their rights.


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Readers are warned that this court Report is not a verbatim account of events but is merely a summary. 
As the content is sourced via a third party and although checks are made, the forum cannot guarantee
its veracity.  All reports are made in good faith.


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Re: McCann v Gonçalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 8 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 07:23:52 AM »
Again with thanks, pleased to see more from day 8 when I was looking for information for day 9 (yesterday).  So, in summary of day 8, it seems to be a series of professional opinions, confirming facts & legal issues of copyright, dates perhaps and relationships.  Keeping to quite a tight line of inquiry without any personal reflection.

And it is when you consider 'personal reflection'  is what the McCanns have based their case on, the personal reflection of other peoples opinion of how the book and video had affected them.

At the moment there is apparent a deadly silence on the case, since the METs Crimewatch programme and aftermath - in fact  the Lisbon hearings seem to have almost been held in secrecy, had it not been for the reporting here & elsewhere in the familiar places of the internet.

Again, with thanks.