Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

The Italian Supreme Court confirms the damage compensation for the woman filmed with her secret lover in a Gigi D’Alessio music video

right to privacy

With order n. 36754 of November 25th 2021, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation accepted the claim for damages in favor of a woman who, without giving any consent to use her image, saw herself filmed hand in hand with her lover in the music video of the song “Oi nenna nè” of singer Gigi […]

The Italian Supreme Court rules on the alleged copyright expiration on some Disney works  

copyright expiration

With ruling no. 33598/2021 of November 11th 2021, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation stated that the historical cartoons produced by Disney between 1930 and 1948 (among which there are the famous “Snow white and the seven dwarfs” and “Fantasia”) are still copyright protected.  On the basis of the decision there is the acknowledgment of […]

Replicating the functions of a software is not always counterfeiting

replicating the functions of a software

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

digital piracy

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 […]