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The Italian Court of Cassation on the plagiarism of song lyrics
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • March 2 2015

The Italian Court of Cassation, in the grounds of judgment n. 334015 (published on 19th February), stated important principles about the plagiarism


May hyperlink infringe copyright? The ECJ says no when content is originally made freely available
  • Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini Studio Legale
  • European Union, Italy, Sweden
  • 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


ISP liability: Yahoo! wins the rematch against R.T.I.
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • September 30 2014

After (almost) exactly three years since a well-known Milan IP Court ruling settled a litigation between Yahoo! Italia and R.T.I.the TV arm of


The Court of Milan rules on fair compensation for the exploitation of films
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • April 22 2014

In a judgment published on 1 April, the Business Court of Milan (Judges Ms Tavassi, Ms Giani and Ms Gandolfi) ruled on the fair compensation of the


Il Tribunale di Milano sull’equo compenso per lo sfruttamento di opere cinematografiche
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • April 22 2014

Con sentenza pubblicata lo scorso 1 aprile, il Tribunale di Milano (Sezione specializzata in materia di Impresa "A", Presidente dr.ssa Tavassi


Italian broadcaster obtains injunction against website facilitating illegal football streaming
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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


La CGUE si pronuncia sul compenso per la trasmissione di brevi estratti di cronaca
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Austria, European Union, Italy
  • January 30 2013

Con sentenza dello scorso 22 gennaio la Corte di Giustizia dell'Unione Europea ("CGUE") si è pronunciata nella causa C-28311 tra il


Future of Italian copyright levies unclear after European Court of Justice invalidates them for professional use under Italian law
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Italy
  • October 10 2016

On 22 September 2016, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") issued a decision that addressed the Italian law on copyright levies claimed on private


The ECJ on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union, Italy
  • April 1 2015

Following a reference for a preliminary ruling proposed by the French Court of Cassation, the European Court of Justice recently ruled on the


Moral rights strike back: when ideas for TV commercials become copyrighted works
  • Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • May 12 2015

In Italy, as in the rest of continental Europe, copyright is in the first place a "droit d'auteur" i.e. a right which translates into the entitlement