Tribunale di Roma [Tribunal of Rome], Criminal, Operation EyeMoon

Document type
Court Decision
(1) The Tribunal of Rome ordered Internet Service Providers to block access in Italy to the ip addresses of 24 websites hosting copyrighted content without the rightsholders’ consent. (2) Acting upon a claim of a small Italian independent distributor, the Italian authorities started a large-scale anti-piracy operation, labelled “Operation EyeMoon,” that lead to the injunction issued by the Roman court. (3) The blocking order includes well known illegal movie streaming websites, such as,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (4) However, the order also targeted and is the most-visited Russian website and the largest Russian Internet company. As for Mega, it is a new cloud storage service created by Kim Dotcom.
Topic, claim, or defense
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of law
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order