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Right to be Forgotten Must be Balanced with Freedom of the Press, Italian Privacy Authority Says

April 2, 2015

On March 31, 2015, the Italian Privacy Authority ("Authority") issued a decision stating that users cannot obtain the delisting of search results of recent news with a relevant public interest. However, search engines must delete or edit automatically generated snippets accompanying the search...

Mega and Other File-Hosting Services’ Blockade is Overbroad, Italian Authorities Say

October 13, 2014
As we reported here, this summer an Italian court blocked access to several websites for copyright infringement, including Mega and the Russian Internet giant Mail.ru. A few days ago, Italian authorities finally lifted that ban.
 
Some websites, including Mega, negotiated a court settlement with the...

Italian Constitutional Court to Decide Whether Administrative Enforcement of Online Copyright Infringement is Constitutional

September 28, 2014

A few days ago, an Italian administrative Tribunal referred to the Italian Constitutional Court a question regarding the constitutionality of the Italian Communication Authority's ('AGCOM') Regulation on Online Copyright Infringement (“Regulation”). As we have reported in previous blog posts, the...

Intermediary Liability News from Italy: Courts block Mega and Mail.ru and Force YouTube to Proactively Monitor its Platform for Copyright Infringement

July 22, 2014
In the last few days, Italian courts have been busy tackling online copyright infringement and sanctioning platforms that allegedly facilitate infringement. A criminal court in Rome blocked access in Italy to several websites for copyright infringement, including Mega, the new Kim Dotcom’s cloud...

Italian Communication Authority Approves Administrative Enforcement of Online Copyright Infringement

December 17, 2013

In spite of an inflamed debate and strong opposition, as we have reported here and here, the Board of the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) approved its regulatory scheme for online copyright enforcement. The outgoing chairman of AGCOM hastily approved the scheme a few days before the new...

Italian Communication Authority Brushes Off Growing Discontent With Its Proposal for Administrative Enforcement of Copyright Online

December 5, 2013

Civil society has reacted negatively to the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) Proposal for an administrative system of online copyright enforcement. Approval of the regulatory scheme by AGCOM seems only a few weeks away, and discontent with the proposal is mounting. The Italian government and...

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