While Svetlana Loboda is on tour in Europe, in Russia, where the ‘superstar’ resigned with the start of the special operation, she was sued.
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While Svetlana Loboda is on tour in Europe, in Russia, where the ‘superstar’ resigned with the start of the special operation, she was sued. According to KP.RU, on January 25, 2023, the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region received an application from Oleg Vladi, the author of the hit “To Hell With Love” and many other songs of Russian show business.
This lawsuit ran into difficulties from the start. The fact is that initially, even before the New Year, Vladi applied to the Intellectual Property Court to remove the recording of the concert from one of the Internet sites. So the defendants were two alleged copyright infringers at the same time: Loboda herself and the online cinema.
However, the musician’s claim was denied: this case was outside the jurisdiction of the intellectual court. The author was advised to apply elsewhere, which he did. Only now Loboda will only have to answer for the violation, and Vladi claimed compensation for moral damages in the amount of 500 thousand rubles. The KP.RU website turned to the author for clarification, however, he did not comment on the lawsuit.
As for the artist, despite the departure, there will still be consequences for her.
“Court hearings can take place without the participation of Loboda, it is enough to notify him about the case under consideration,” star lawyer Andrey Alyoshkin explained to KP.RU. – In addition, the appearance of lawyers or representatives of the singer is not even necessary in the process: the court will make a decision without them. However, it will operate only on the territory of the Russian Federation. Therefore, if the author wants to prohibit the artist from performing her song, Loboda will not be required to comply with this requirement abroad.
If the court sides with the plaintiff and forces Loboda to pay half a million, she, too, will have to comply with this requirement: otherwise, the bailiffs can seize the artist’s accounts and property in Russia.