Posted on June 11, 2022
Claudio Baglioni obtained the seizure of the book “Tutti poeti con Claudio” which, on the orders of the investigating judge of the Court of Monza, is no longer downloadable from the Striscia la Notizia website for an investigation that sees Antonio Ricci, patron of the news, under investigation for defamation satirist, the presenters Enzo Iacchetti and Ezio Greggio, the Magician Casanova, alias Antonio Montanari.
This is what emerges from the 7 pages of the seizure decree in which reference is made to the dispute that arose between the singer and the TV broadcast following a series of allegations of plagiarism made in the book and during the television broadcast.
At the center of the dispute are a series of accusations that Baglioni for his songs would have copied from poets, writers and other musicians.
The references would be, among others, to Alfred Tennyson, Evgenij Evtusenko, Cesare Pavese, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Oscar Wilde, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Federico Garcia Lorca, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Lee Master.
In the book and in the broadcast Baglioni (defended by the lawyer Gabriele Minniti) is passed off as “a dishonest who copies without even saying it” according to the judge. The terms referred to in the decree are “amnesia, cunning, forgotten copying, distracting”.
For the investigating judge the seizure is motivated because the contents of the book would be defamatory.
“The claims made by the authors of the book and the TV program are partly untrue, partly the result of manipulation” and “there is no doubt that accusing a very famous singer of plagiarism, in the terms indicated, is conduct capable of damaging his reputation”. Furthermore, according to the judge, one cannot properly speak of plagiarism in some cases because “the author of the work has been dead for more than 70 years” and “the protection granted by copyright” has ceased.
The judge then underlined that the singer himself in an interview had admitted that in some cases he had made use of other artistic sources “as indeed artists have always done”, but the words of that interview would have been manipulated and cut all the way. inside the book.
Even the combination of Baglioni with “Lurch” of the Addams family “with obvious sarcastic allusion to the fact that the singer would have redone his face thanks to cosmetic surgery” is considered a “free attack on the person”.
“Therefore, while taking into consideration the notoriously satirical and sarcastic nature of the TV broadcast – writes the investigating judge – the limits of the right to satire must be considered as having exceeded the limits of the right to satire which assumes that the fact on which one is satirized is true”.