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Court rules on television programmes on video-sharing platforms

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • Italy
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  • July 28 2011

The Court of Milan has recently published the grounds for its decision against ItaliaOnline Srl (IOL) for infringement of copyright held by Reti Televisive Italiane SpA in respect of television programmes uploaded and displayed on IOL's audio and video-sharing platform

Liability of search engines for links to pirated content

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • October 12 2011

On 16 June 2011, the Court of Rome reviewed its decision of 20 March 2011 where it ordered Yahoo! to remove from its search engine links to websites hosting pirated versions of the Iranian movie "About Elly", which is exclusively distributed in Italy by PFA Films S.r.l (PFA

Protection of TV program formats

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • May 17 2012

On 22 February 2012, in a case brought by the BBC, the Court of Rome ruled that the Italian TV show "Baila", broadcast by Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A. (RTI), was an unauthorised derivative of the UK TV show "Strictly Come Dancing", which is broadcast by the BBC

ECJ rules that the broadcasting of music within private dental practices does not entitle music producers to remuneration

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • May 31 2012

On 15 March 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling on the questions referred by the Italian Court of Appeal of Turin in the occasion of a proceeding regarding the obligation of a dentist to pay a remuneration to the phonogram producers for the broadcasting of phonograms in his dental practice by way of background music

Italian broadcaster obtains injunction against website facilitating illegal football streaming

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • October 14 2013

In an injunction issued on 16 July 2013, the Civil Court of Rome ruled that by providing links to streaming services, an Italian news website had

CMS quarterly communications update April 2012

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine

'Not for sale': US and EU approaches to trademark and copyright.

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • Italy, USA
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  • January 27 2011

On January 4 2010 the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit established that the distribution, by the copyright owner, of promotional CDs for marketing purposes involved a transfer of ownership of such CDs to the recipients, regardless of the fact that such copies were labelled 'promotional use only - not for sale', thus allowing third parties to sell on such copies without the copyright owner's consent

Protection of TV programme formats

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • February 9 2012

On 14 October 2011, the Court of Rome denied a request by Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A. (RTI) to reconsider the Court's recent adverse decision on the protection of TV programme formats

Questions over technological protection measures for games consoles

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • November 1 2012

On July 26 2012 the Court of Milan referred to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling in connection with technological protection measures applied to video game consoles (Case 35512, Nintendo Co, Ltd

Use of movie trailers online

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • January 3 2012

In the past few weeks the online press has reported that SIAE, the Italian collecting society, started sending requests to several website managers, requesting royalties for the use of the music in the trailers shown on their websites