Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

Works created with AI: the US Copyright Office publishes the first operative guidelines for the registration

works created with AI

On 16 March 2023 the US Copyright Office announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at examining the problems connected to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the creation of works of art and to face the issue of the use of copyright protected materials for training the AI. Interaction between art and […]

Protection of a Tv format: how important is the deposit at SIAE?

tv format

With decision no. 3833/2023 of 8 March 2023, the Court of Rome expressed itself again on the protection of a tv format, recalling the most recent jurisprudential findings and providing a new interpretation of the importance of the deposit at SIAE to protect copyright. The case An employee of the publishing group Gambero Rosso, hired […]

Creative and “simple” photographs: in both cases the unauthorized use is illicit

unauthorized use of simple photographs

On June 22, 2022, the Court of Rome issued decision no. 10041/2022 which clarifies the difference between creative and simple photographs, confirming that even the unauthorized use of simple photographs represents an illicit and implies the obligation to compensate the damage. The Case A photographic agency sued a newspaper stating that the latter illegally used […]

NFT: precautionary order issued against OpenSea


By the ruling issued on 21 October 2022, the Commercial Court of Barcelona issued a precautionary order against OpenSea, ordering the contested NFTs to be entrusted to the custody of the Court through their transfer in a virtual wallet specifically created. The Case In March 2022 the clothing company Mango announced its entry in the […]