Thubault Hue, edited by Ugo Pascolo 7:33 p.m., November 30, 2021, edited at 7:37 p.m., November 30, 2021

The polemicist Eric Zemmour formalized his candidacy this Tuesday noon via a video of ten minutes.

A montage that contains many illustrative images taken from films or even reports, some of which would have been broadcast without the consent of their author.

After months of real-false suspense, Eric Zemmour officially declared his candidacy for the presidential election this Tuesday noon, via a video ten minutes long.

A completely unexpected, offbeat and new format, as the head of the political service of Europe 1, Louis de Raguenel, deciphers it, but above all a video that contains numerous extracts from films, reports, images, some of which would have been disseminated without the consent of their author.

In the grip of some doubt, the news channels decided to stop broadcasting the video of the now candidate, and some threatened to sue Eric Zemmour.

The right to quote short images

Starting with the Gaumont cinemas, for example, which have announced that they reserve the right to sue the candidate for sequences from the film Joan of Arc that are used. Ditto for the journalist Clément Lanot, some of the videos shot in demonstration are also used.

All the authors would not have been warned of Eric Zemmour's video, however, his entourage assures that the regulation of the rights of images is in progress or has already been made.

To defend themselves, the candidate can invoke the right to quote short images, but according to lawyer Alexandre Lazarègue, specialist in intellectual property law, there are limits.

"As soon as they have not authorized Éric Zemmour to use their images, they can claim a property right, ask him for compensation for infringement since he makes remarks that can be considered radical."

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Justice will have to decide if complaints are filed

And to add: "Those who are used to illustrate his words have the feeling of being involved in him and have the feeling that their moral rights have been infringed in the sense that their words are mixed up and therefore distorted and assimilated associated, I would say to his speech. "

If complaints are filed, it is justice that will decide and say whether or not Eric Zemmour has distorted the images by using them to carry the announcement of his candidacy.

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