While the UK Court of Appeal has opened the door for broadband ISP blocking to combat trademark or copyright-infringing activities (see our earlier report ), the picture in the United States, China and Hong Kong is more complex.
“‘It is, it is a glorious thing, to be a Pirate King,’ said W.S. Gilbert: but he was speaking of ship … Continue Reading
In January 2015 the Court of Appeal of Milan issued a landmark decision on ISPs’ liability in relation to video-sharing platforms, which might finally settle the current case law in Italy in this area.
One of the main findings of the decision is the irrelevance of the distinction between active and passive providers, which had traditionally been taken into account … Continue Reading
On 14 January 2014 the Madrid Court of Appeals issued its decision No 11/2014 on YouTube v Telecinco, dismissing Telecinco’s claims and fully confirming the first instance decision. The original Spanish language version of the Court of Appeals decision appears here.
Telecinco, a Spanish broadcaster owned by the Italian Mediaset, brought an action in 2008 against YouTube LLC, … Continue Reading