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Max

A Igreja Católica brasileira tem algumas alas mais esclarecidas - que lutam por direitos humanos, dignidade, infância, velhice, etc - e outras que por vontade própria ainda estariam queimando gente nas fogueiras. Esse é um dos casos - me impressiona que estejam querendo dinheiro e não proibir as cenas (o que talvez fosse o objetivo final) com a queda do Cristo e seu simbolismo torto. A Igreja já conseguiu proibir filmes com referências "impróprias" como o Je vous salue Marie do Godard e A última tentação de Cristo, além de cenas de novela que continham desde beijos até homossexualismo. Obscurantismo e atraso que não refletem de nenhum modo a sociedade brasileira.

bambooska

I can't believe the Church is doing that. This is outrageous. What's their point? Seriously.

embecker

A Igreja cobra da Globo uma taxa cada vez que a TV usa a imagem? Tem um contrato c/ toda a mídia no Brasil para que a Igreja receba dinheiro c/ cada uso da imagem? Acho um absurdo.

Cristiane Fetter

Querida a igreja catolica sempre controlou o Brasil, nos últimos anos menos, mas nunca perdeu a espeerança de voltar ao poder e quer mostrar isso controlando financeiramente uma das maiores e mais representativas imagens do Brasil.
Quer dizer que as fotos que tenho e mostro para os amigos deverão pagar um pedágio?
Absurdo e ridículo.

Liane

Que ridículo! A Igraja católica brasileira ( e eu sou católica...) parece viver na Idade Média! É por este motivo que vem perdendo, a cada dia, mais fiéis, para a ala evangélica e até para seitas meio obscuras. Esta história do Cristo Redentor é mais uma demonstração de que esta arquidiocese só pensa em dinheiro...
A propósito, é a minha primeira visita ao seu blog e já virei fã! Parabéns!

Ernest Barteldes

When I went to Rio in 2009 I contacted the authorities there and they said I couldnt use the image of the statue without previous consent. And that was
six months before the trip. I got the permits and all, and my article on Rio will appear soon.

But guess what ---- I think the Rio Archdiocese is full of crap. True, the image was disproportional and all, but please... IT FRIGGIN PROMOTES BRAZIL!!!

What else do they want?

Marcio Bernardo

OK, I will try to argue the case for Rio's Archdiocese.

I think, their point of view is that:

1) They do actually have control of the Image the statue (it's really beside the point why or how strange that a Church got the rights from the Government).

2) It became a symbol of Rio, sure, but it was constructed as a symbol of the Brazilian population devotion to Catholicism/Christ (check the history behind the drive to build it).

3) "Columbia requested use of the footage to the Archdiocese and was denied, but used the footage anyway. " this does it for me... IF this is the case, I don't think Columbia has the right to use any image as they seem fit. How would you feel if they used your image in a film that you have strong feelings against or you don't want to be associated with? (Girls Gone Wild - Gringa's in Rio and have your photo on the cover. don't think you would be OK with you Rachel)

So, Rio's Archdiocese is just trying to exert some control over the usage of the image. I hope they win an eventual lawsuit for if they don't what's next "Buttman does Rio" with a close up on the Cristo Redentor Statue, and what will they do when the next Escola de Samba decides to put the statue on carnaval, how can they enforce they right to veto if they don't do the same with Columbia? Should they just let a big American corporation get away with it but enforce the veto on Brazilians?

Cristo Redentor is more than simply a symbol of Rio or Brazil it's a religious symbol and therefore is different than "New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building with big price tags on them", how would you fell if they put a price tag in the American Flag, or American Army or a human baby or a symbol of your religion... This is not clear cut as "Archdiocese's ridiculous demand " as far as I know (and Ernest corroborates my view) it's quite easy to get the rights to use the image; I'm not sure why in this case the decided to veto it, but once vetoed Columbia should have not used the image.

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