Daniela Cicarelli, a Brazilian supermodel. She was attracted attention in Brazil in early 2001 due to a Pepsi TV commercial and became very well known.

The video showing the intimate scenes of Brazilian supermodel, Daniela Cicarelli and her boyfriend was recently uploaded onto YouTube and it was viewed like hotcakes.

The video was thence blocked by YouTube after a court injunction issued by a judge to request the company to prevent Brazilian Internet users accessing the wildly popular video showing Cicareli, who was formerly engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, and Brazilian banker (Merrill Lynch employee) Renato “Tato” Malzoni, making out at a beach near the Spanish city of Cadiz.

On 17 September 2006, a sex video shot by paparazzo Miguel Temprano was broadcast on the TV show Dolce Vita on spanish channel Telecinco, showing Daniela on a beach in Spain petting with her boyfriend, Renato Malzoni and later having sex with him in the water. The next day an edited version of the paparazzi scenes from the show was uploaded as a video clip to YouTube, but deleted that same day. Even after the deletion the video was still available on various internet websites. Newspapers reported that computer networks crashed at stock markets in Brazil after many users tried to send and download the video.

Cicarelli and Renato Malzoni sued YouTube last September and won an injunction for the removal of the video, but Sao Paulo, Brazil state Supreme Court Justice Enio Santarelli Zuliani expanded his order this week after the clip continued to appear periodically.

When Google bought YouTube in November, it set aside shares now worth about US$220million as a financial cushion to cover losses or possible legal bills for the frequent copyright violations and other legal issues arising from the video site.