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The IP Court of Milan on the copyright protection of literary books

  • Martini Manna
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  • Italy
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  • March 26 2014

By order of 21 February 2014, the IP Court of Milan, judge Ms. Giani, dealt with the copyright protection of literary books, retracing the key

Italian telecoms and media regulator proposes to adminster notice-and-takedown procedures and update on Italian case law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • November 28 2011

On 6 July 2011 the Italian Communication Regulatory Authority, AGCOM, approved a draft of a new regulation (Res. no. 39811, the "Regulation") regarding the protection of copyright within electronic networks

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
  • -
  • 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

May hyperlink infringe copyright? The ECJ says no when content is originally made freely available

  • Maschietto Maggiore
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  • European Union, Italy, Sweden
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  • February 18 2014

On February 13th, the European Court of Justice published a decision which involves copyright protection and freedom of communication in the web. The

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

'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