Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

Single Lamp and Exhibition Booth: no to individual protection

The Supreme Court of Cassation, with order no. 11413, has recently expressed itself in connection with the case of an alleged plagiarism of an artistic work consisting of a lamp, made for the fitting of an exhibition booth presented during the X Triennale in Milan, an international show dedicated to industrial design which took place […]

Online piracy: the EU Court of Justice authorizes the identification of guilty parties through IP addresses

By the judgement issued on April 30 2024 (case C-470/21) the EU Court of Justice dealt, upon request of the French State Council, with the repression of online copyright violation. With this decision, by balancing the protection of privacy with the investigation needs in the context of the fight against cybercrime, the Court has authorized […]

Copyright Directive: Munich Court sentences Tik Tok

By judgment of February 9th 2024 (42 O 10792/22), the court of Munich has sentenced Tik Tok for diffusing copyright protected contents without authorization and, most of all, for not making best efforts to try to obtain the authorization from the rightsholder, as requested by the Directive (EU) 2019/790 (so-called Copyright Directive). The case In […]

A Joint Study on Implications of NFTs

The U.S Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a joint study (“Non-Fungible Tokens and Intellectual Property – A Report to Congress”) to evaluate if the existing laws are adequate to address the infringement issues associated with Non-Fungible Token (NFT). The work of the U.S Copyright Office and the […]