Category Archives: Internet & domains

YouTube does not have to provide all the data of users uploading pirated movies

infringement of intellectual property rights

With the judgment of 9 July 2020 (Case C264/19) the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified what data can be provided in the event of online infringement of intellectual property rights. The case The story concerned the publication on YouTube of files containing the full movies ‘Parker’ and ‘Scary Movie 5’. The two […]

Copying an app constitutes copyright infringement on a database


Facebook has been convicted of copyright infringement on the database represented by the “Faround” application, as well as of committing acts of unfair competition to the detriment of Business Competence, a software house based in Milan which developed the app. This is what was established by the Court of Appeal of Milan in judgment no. […]

Amazon responsible for online sales

active hosting provider

With the recent order of October 19th 2020, the Milan Business Court recognized Amazon as an active hosting provider, condemning the platform manager as a precautionary measure to immediately cease the promotion and sale of some luxury products. The case concerned the presence on the well-known marketplace of some cosmetic and perfumery products bearing several […]

Negative reviews: the boundary between the right to criticize and online defamation


With a recent judgment of September 21st 2020, the Court of Rome explained the boundary between legitimate criticism and defamation in case of unflattering reviews published online by users. The case concerned the publication of many negative reviews published by patients of a health facility on the platform Google My Business. The facility had requested […]