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The IP Court of Milan on the copyright protection of literary books
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • 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


Questions over technological protection measures for games consoles
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • European Union, Italy
  • 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


Search engines could be liable for links to pirated content
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • June 6 2011

The Court of Rome has issued a preliminary injunction in a case brought by PFA Films S.r.l. (PFA), the exclusive distributor in Italy of the Iranian movie "About Elly". PFA sued Yahoo! Italia S.r.l


Yahoo! Italia liable for film copyright infringement
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • April 7 2011

The debate about copyright protection on the Internet has taken a new turn


Protection of television programmes on video-sharing platforms
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • October 6 2011

The Court of Milan has published its grounds for an earlier decision in which Yahoo! Italia Srl was found liable for infringement of copyright held by Reti Televisive Italiane SpA in respect of television programmes uploaded and displayed on Yahoo! Italia's video-sharing platform


Protection of TV program formats
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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


Use of movie trailers online
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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


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

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


Protection of TV programme formats
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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


Active or passive? Court of Rome rules on role and liability of ISPs
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • December 15 2011

In dismissing a request by RTI, Italy's main private broadcaster, for precautionary measures against a hosting services provider, the Court of Rome has underlined the key principles on liability for internet service providers in Italian law