On December 12, 2013, the Italian Communications Authority published on its website the long-awaited regulation concerning copyright protection on electronic communication networks. Two years ago, a similar regulation was issued, but the heated debate taking place in Italy relating to internet freedom and the scope of the powers of the Authority prompted the latter to withdraw the regulation. The regulation, which will enter into force on March 31, 2014, is aimed at suppressing for-profit infringements by information society services and media service providers and promoting the legal offering of content online. Under the regulation, copyright holders (or their representatives) may file a petition with the Authority if they believe that their digital work has been made available on an internet website in violation of Italian copyright laws (unless there is a pending Court proceeding). If the petition is accepted, the Authority must issue a decision within 35 days from receiving the petition, and the recipient of the decision must comply within 3 days (these terms are shortened to respectively 12 days and 2 days in case of a serious or massive violation). A similar procedure is provided for copyright violations on audiovisual media services.