On July 25, 2013, the Italian Communications Authority issued a press release announcing the approval of a new draft 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. Now, the Authority is trying again, and the first reactions from industry associations to this new regulation appear to be encouraging. The regulation expressly excludes from its application end-users and peer-to-peer networks, and is aimed at suppressing for-profit infringements by information society services and media service providers and promoting the legal offering of content online. The draft is now open for public consultation, and interested parties (operators in the industry and representative associations of users and consumers) are invited to submit their comments within 60 days of its publication (i.e. until 23 September 2013), according to the consultation procedures published by the Authority.