Gusttavo Lima wins decision against RR server seeking compensation for mentioning cell phone number in music

Gusttavo Lima wins decision against RR server seeking compensation for mentioning cell phone number in music

Singer Gusttavo Lima won the lawsuit in court this Wednesday (10th) seeking compensation of R$ 48,400 for moral damages to an official in Roraima. The information was passed on to g1 on the advice of the artist.

The trial began in June this year when the 49yearold servant sought damages, arguing he quoted his phone number in an excerpt from the song “Bloqueado,” which received many calls and messages from the song’s sertanejo.

The g1 contacted the civil servant’s defense but received no response as of this report’s last update.

About a month after the initiation of the proceedings, an arbitration hearing was held between the parties, but the singer rejected the proposed settlement.

1 of 3 messages sent to the officer’s cellphone in Boa Vista by the singer’s fans. — Photo: Personal archive

Messages sent by the singer’s fans to the officer’s cellphone in Boa Vista. — Photo: Personal archive

The song “Blocked” is the mostplayed song on radio in the first half of 2022, according to a survey by surveillance company Crowley. The song was released in August last year.

In “Blocked,” Gusttavo Lima tells the story of a man in love who tries to contact an old love but remembers he was blocked. The phone number is mentioned in the chorus of the song. However, the track does not mention the area code of any region of the country.

In the new decision, the judge of the 1st Special Civil Court of the Court of Roraima, Erasmo Hallysson Souza de Campos, understood that “it is relevant to establish that the server has not demonstrated that it has suffered exceptional losses by receiving calls and messages”, since which 14 SMS and four missed calls have been received.

2 out of 3 men also received pornographic messages. — Photo: Personal archive

Mann also received pornographic messages. — Photo: Personal archive

The judge also pointed out that of the messages received, only one contained nudity and the others alluded to the song’s lyrics.

“There were no effects affecting the characteristics of the applicant’s personality, a situation that cannot automatically result in an offbalance sheet compensation. For these reasons, the rejection of the initial application is a necessary measure,” quotes an excerpt from the decision.

According to the document, the phone number is also different from the one mentioned in the song and Roraima’s area code is not present in the lyrics of the song.

In a note sent to g1, Gusttavo pointed out Lima’s advice that the artist is just the performer of the song. “The composers are the people who create the work and punch in a random number without specifying who it is, let alone the area code,” he said.

3 of 3 Singer Gustavo Lima. — Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/gusttavolima

Singer Gustavo Lima. — Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/gusttavolima

Other cases with the same number

The situation of an official in Roraima is similar to that of a saleswoman living in Fátima do Sul, in the interior of Mato Grosso do Sul, and a businessman from Ribeirão Preto in São Paulo. They all have the same song number.

In the song, the phone number is mentioned in the sentences before the chorus. The clip, released in November 2021, already has more than 156.7 million views on Gusttavo Lima’s official YouTube channel.

look at me again throwback

I remembered that “I” was blocked

It’s a lot of anger mixed with sadness

Look at me crying and banging on the table

Spill, spill beer.”