Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

Citation in a book and copyright infringement

diritto d'autore

Newspaper and magazine articles fall under the work of arts protected by copyright. Articles 38-45 of the Italian Copyright Law explicitly recognizes them as creative works. Jurisprudence confirms the protection of the single article and which was also recognized with judgment no.  12314/2015 by the Supreme Court of Cassation. Nevertheless, the Italian Copyright Law includes […]

Revised SIAE commissions for managing resale rights

The creators of certain types of works of art, such as sculptures, paintings, ceramics and manuscripts, hold the so-called resale right [“diritto di seguito”] resulting from Article 144 of the Law on protection of author’s rights [L.d.a.]: entitling the author to receive a percentage of the price obtained from any sale of their work subsequent […]

Creativity and originality: databases criminal law protection requirements

The Court of Cassation ruled on the applicability of criminal sanctions under the Italian Copyright Law to online databases with judgment 6734/2019 of 13 February 2019. In the case examined by the Court, a notorious auctions advertising website used and published on various websites, material available online such as photos, plans and details of properties […]

Court of Rome: Vimeo must reimburse Mediaset

By sentence no. 693/2019 of 10 January 2019, the Court of Rome ordered Vimeo to pay more than €8 million to RTI, a company of the Mediaset Group, for sharing and broadcasting on its portal audiovisual content reproducing television programmes of the Italian broadcaster. An important aspect concerns the indications provided by the Judges of […]