Singer Svetlana Loboda.
Photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
While Svetlana Loboda is on tour in Europe, defiantly wrapping herself in a yellow and blue flag on stage, the singer was sued in Russia. As it became known on the KP.RU website, the plaintiff was Oleg Vladi, a well-known show business poet and composer, who at various times worked with Alla Pugacheva, Kristina Orbakaite, Sergey Lazarev, Lolita, Lyubov Uspenskaya and other stars. . For Loboda, the author wrote one of her main hits: “To hell with love.”
Oleg Vladi’s application was registered by the Intellectual Property Court on New Year’s Eve, December 30. The defendant is not only the artist, but also one of the largest online cinemas, which broadcast Loboda’s solo concert in 2020.
The essence of the claim is still unknown, however, this is not the first time that the author has filed claims against the broadcaster. So, in October 2022, Vladi was going to sue Channel One: they say that his name was not mentioned in the credits of the programs “Golden Gramophone”, “Tonight” and “Let them talk”, where the same song “To hell with love” it sounded. Then the composer estimated the moral damage at 1.5 million rubles.
However, this time something else is interesting: that Loboda herself is listed among those accused of some sins. Does this mean that the author wants to prohibit him from interpreting her hit? And how can a trial take place if the singer left Russia and has no intention of returning?
“Court hearings can take place without the participation of Loboda, it is enough to notify the artist 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.
But the online cinema, according to the expert, will probably have to pay compensation, which can amount to several million rubles.
– The case is considered by the Intellectual Property Court and, as a rule, takes the side of the authors, – added Andrey Alyoshkin.