Ad Breaks Ruled a Copyright Violation

TheSwedish Supreme Court has ruled that if a TV channel inserts ads into a movie without the explicit permission of the filmmaker, that’s a copyright violation.

“Even when a commercial is placed in between scenes… it interrupts the interplay between the film’s scenes as planned by the director,” the court stated.

For most films, the ruling is a non-event because the contract for broadcasting includes permission to insert ads.


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