Category Archives: Internet & domains

Cloud computing of works protected by copyright. The European Court of Justice rules on the limits of private copying exception

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Cloud-based videorecording of works protected by copyright must be authorised by the owners of the right to the works. This was established by the European Court of Justice through a long-awaited ruling published on 29 November 2017 (Case C-265716) on cloud computing, considered as the provision, through the Internet, of a shared and configurable pool […]

New European Law in force. In the struggle against online piracy, the power of the AGCOM is strengthening

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The European Law 2017 (Law no. 167 of November 20, 2017) entered into force on December 12, 2017 introduced important news in reference to the online infringements’ repression concerning contents protected by copyright. The new regulation, adopted to effect the European directives no.2001/29/CE – on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and of the […]

WIPO now helps in recovering a .eu domains

There are relevant news about the controversy of the domain names that will cheer up trademark’s owners, often forced to go after the “cybersquatters”. From June 1, 2017, also the Arbitration and Mediation Center of WIPO, the authority located in Geneva managing at a worldwide level the protection of the intellectual and industrial property, will […]

Also owning modchips non installed on a console is an offense

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By Judgment 34180/2017, the 3rd section of the (Italian) Supreme Court, Criminal section, judged groundless the appeal proposed by a person condemned for being in possession of 140 devices, called “modchip”, consisting in electronic circuits aimed at eluding the technological measures of protection on videogames and consoles. As the Supreme Court reminds, art. 102-quarter of […]