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The Anti-corruption Office of the public prosecutor investigates to the organization by presumed crimes of deviation of bottoms and illegal appropriation. Christie’s will not settle for partial explanations. – The agents register soothes of the society in Madrid President of General Society of Authors and Editores, Eduardo Teddy Baptist, along with other eight members, has been stopped within the framework of the carried out police operation by the Civil Guard, by means of who he has come himself to register soothes of the SGAE, by a presumed crime of illegal appropriation and fraudulent appropriation. A denunciation of the Anti-corruption Office of the public prosecutor in March of 2010 began to the case, that it has given rise to this mediatic registry, that comprises of which Operation has been made call Saga. Its origin we found remote it in the denunciation presented/displayed in November of 2007 by the Association of Internauts, the Association of Users of Internet, the Spanish Association of Small and Medians Companies of Computer science and Nuevas Tecnologas (APEMIT) and the Spanish Association of Guest house Victims of Canon (POCKET), based on the appearance in several mass media of supposed illegalities committed in the economic management of the resources of the SGAE". The internauts denounced that the managers of the organization had formed a club plot of filial companies around the SDAE in which the amounts collected for management of author rights were reversed in lucrative activities for the same . The main object of the investigation is the people who created societies in which being worth of its condition of managers of the SGAE they could turn aside bottoms to the detriment of the organization and of its partners They indicate sources of the investigation that was the SDAE (Digital Society of Authors and Publishers) the one that signed contracts with those companies supposedly to benefit to the managers from the SGAE and their relatives.

Therefore, the investigations of the Anti-corruption Office of the public prosecutor conclude that the own Baptist had to allow or to know the hirings . It is necessary to remember in this point the individual and discussed legal nature of the Organizations of Management of compatible rights of author and in Spain, that is beings private but submissive an authorization of the Ministry of Culture, and which in addition they have like the one of his main obligations absence of the spirit of profit in his management, as well as just and the equitable distribution of the collected rights, principles that presumably have been harmed. In any case, and in spite of the great provoked mediatic repercussion in whose slough it is attacked the managers of the SGAE as much as to the flat authors indiscriminately, it agrees to clarify that in this case they would be the own authors, to demonstrate the investigated facts, the authentic victims of these noticed and denounced crimes, paradoxical of the life, by the internauts. udea Security of the Information Legal department Source: