Replicating the functions of a software is not always counterfeiting

With judgement no. 20250 of July 15, 2021, the Italian Supreme Court confirmed that the creation of a software with similar functions to those of another existing software, is not always counterfeiting, not even if the new software is created starting from the source code of the already existing software. The case concerned a dispute […]

Digital piracy in Europe: the new EUIPO report

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights of EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) on December 9th 2021 published a new report titled ““Online Copyright Infringement In The European Union Music, Films And Tv (2017-2020), Trends And Drivers” digital piracy, precisely on online consumption in Europe of copyright-infringing content. The study took in consideration the period from […]

Copyright protected content and cloud storage: the opinion of the EU Advocate General

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the opinion delivered on September 23, 2021 spoke on the correct interpretation of art. 5 (2)(b) of the so-called Infosoc Directive (2001/29/CE) and, in particular, if it is possible to reproduce or store on cloud copyright protected content The reference for a […]

Copyright Directive: green light from the Italian CdM to the transposition legislative decree. The main changes of the reform  

After the expiration of the transposition deadline set for June 7, 2021 (with consequent start of the infringement procedure by the European Commission), on November 4th the Italian Council of Ministers approved definitely the legislative decree that transposes the 2019/790 EU Directive on copyright and related rights in the digital single market (the so-called Copyright […]