Fake Guillermo Venegas Signatures On Contracts

As submitted to the Federal Government by Peermusic to claim ownership of songs by Guillermo Venegas, without the author suspecting.

The question is, is faking signatures without a power of attorney a crime?

1. In 1952 Guillermo Venegas signed a contract assigning unnamed songs to Peermusic. The contract has a power of attorney clause. The contract power of attorney clause is invalid, as the contract was never notarized. Without notarization a power of attorney is not valid enywhere.

2. Peermusic filed 8 song assignment contracts (which Guillermo Venegas never saw and was, surely, unaware of, without the author suspecting) at the copyright Office, whereby a Peermusic employee (or agent) signed for Guillermo Venegas using an alleged power of attorney (which did not really exist).
Here is an example of a fake signature:
Signature on "Cuando me vaya" assignment document:

1. Guillermo Venegas was never known to sign "William".
2. Per Peer, GVL assigned this song in 1964 (21 years before?).

Here is another example of a fake signature:
Signature on "Mas alla" 1980 assignment contract:

Note: The actual assignment was made on 1947. Peermusic never copyrighted the song.

Here is another example of a fake signature:
Signature on 1083 "Por el camino' and "Una cancion" assignment contract:



This is the real GVL signature

Here is another example of real GVL signature:
Signature on 1947 "Mas alla" assignment contract:


These are the "assignment" dates and songs and the Peer document number, all of which have FAKE signatures written under an illegal power of attorney:

Date        Song        Peermusic (Doc No.)
9-6-85     Cuando me vaya  (0044)
12-21-81 Dejame que te diga (0049)
12-21-81 No te vayas asi (0049)
7-9-76     Mas alla   (0067)
6-23-83   Por el camino  (0079)
6-23-83   Una cancion   (0079)
6-2-80     Cien mil corazones (0100)
6-2-80     Una cancion (0199)

Interesting: Per the documents, the songs were assigned (except for for the song "Mas alla", which was actually assigned to Peer in 1947) over 28 years after the date (1952) that Peermusic claimed in court that Guillermo Venegas assigned the songs.

Conclusion: Without a power of attorney, no one could sign a contract on behalf of Guillermo Venegas. Therefore Peermusic uses invalid Guillermo Venegas signatures to assign themselves Guillermo Venegas songs, without the author suspecting.

Power of attorney:
Such power can only be used to favor and protect the interests of the giver of the power. Under no conditions should a person having a power of attorney from Guillermo Venegas use the power to assign a Guillermo Venegas song to Peermusic because Peermusic had been a total failure in the managing of Guillermo Venegas songs. For example, Peermusic has never ben known to licensed a new recording of for a Guillermo Venegas song allegedly assigned to Peermusic. Peermusic has collected royalties on a very few very old recordings.  See: The incredible Venegas songs earning report for about 50 years:  Average earnings = $1.00 per song per year.. Yes, a total Peermusic failure. On the other hand, one song alone, "Desde que te marchaste" has earned over $300,000 since GVL Inc. since the children of Guillermo Venegas have owned the song.