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Posted in e-commerce, Internet, Technology, Telecoms & Broadband

Italy: Double score at TopLegal Industry Awards

We are excited to announce our awards in the two categories below in Tuesday’s TopLegal Industry Awards.

Best Technology Lawyer of the Year – Marco Berliri

“Among the Italian industry sector greater experts“

Best Pharmaceutical Law Firm of the Year

“A team with an outstanding patent litigation track record“

These awards are testament to our holistic, collaborative approach and … Continue Reading

Posted in Internet, Policy & Regulation

Italy: New Web Tax and definition of permanent establishment

The Web Tax

Italy has introduced a new so-called “Web Tax”, a new tax on certain digital transactions. This will apply from 1 January following the issue of the relevant Decree of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, most likely 1 January 2019.

Web Tax applies to digital services provided by Italian and foreign operators via the internet or other … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation Gianni De Stefano

When an information exchange among competitors is not illegal: the Italian TV services case

The Italian administrative tribunal of Lazio region (tribunale amministrativo regionale del Lazio, “TAR”), the sole responsible court for the appeal of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) decisions, has recently provided detailed clarification regarding when information exchange between competitors is not illegal.  In a series of judgments regarding the TV post-production services case, the TAR overturned the conclusions … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Internet, Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Marco Berliri

The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo’s liability with respect to copyright infringement

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

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Internet Marco Berliri

Italy: Court of Milan overturns 2010 convictions of Google executives over bullying video

In a decision receiving considerable international attention since three senior Google executives were convicted by a Milan trial court for privacy violations in 2010 associated with the uploading of a video to a Google Video (a Google YouTube predecessor), the Court of Appeals of Milan on 21 December 2012 ruled that “no crime has been committed” and exonerated the three … Continue Reading

Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting, Entertainment & Content, Internet

New regulation affecting gaming advertisement in Italy

A new controversial regulation regarding gaming and gambling advertising in Italy has been introduced in the recent Law Decree no. 158 of 13 September 2012 (“Decree“) and shall affect both the off-line and online gaming industry.

The Decree contains, among others, a general provision which prohibits gambling advertisement – through TV, radio, theatres or cinemas – which is … Continue Reading