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SECOM attempts to close down Fundamedios website with copyright claim – IFEX

Since the evening of December 28 2015, the Communications Secretariat (Secom), via the Spanish company Ares Rights, has been attempting to close down Fundamedios’ website for alleged copyright violation. Secom claims that a photograph it owns was used when a screenshot of a video of one of President Rafael Correa’s weekly broadcasts was used in a photographic composition, along with the image of journalist Emilio Palacio, to illustrate an alert after the president called the journalist a “psychopath” on December 12. Read more>>

Ecuador Fundamedios Media Watchdog's Impending Closure Creates International Backlash Over Free Speech -

Since the evening of December 28 2015, the Communications Secretariat (Secom), via the Spanish company Ares Rights, has been attempting to close down Fundamedios’ website for alleged copyright violation. Secom claims that a photograph it owns was used when a screenshot of a video of one of President Rafael Correa’s weekly broadcasts was used in a photographic composition, along with the image of journalist Emilio Palacio, to illustrate an alert after the president called the journalist a “psychopath” on December 12. Read more>>

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