Italian ISPs Say new Copyright Amendment Infringes Human Rights

 Posted by on July 28, 2017  Comments Off on Italian ISPs Say new Copyright Amendment Infringes Human Rights
Jul 282017
 

[Andy, TorrentFreak, Link (CC-BY-NC)] A copyright amendment approved by the Italian authorities breaches the EU convention on human rights, an ISP organization has warned. The law allows the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority to issue “take down, stay down” instructions to websites listing allegedly infringing content but without intervention from the judiciary.

After being spoken of in unfavorable terms by the United States Trade Representative in its Special 301 Reports, Italy achieved a sudden breakthrough in 2014. Continue reading »

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Article 19 Comments on Italy’s Draft Copyright Enforcement Regulation

 Posted by on October 2, 2013  Comments Off on Article 19 Comments on Italy’s Draft Copyright Enforcement Regulation
Oct 022013
 

art19The civil society group Article 19 (named after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantee of freedom of opinion and expression) has published an analysis of Italy’s Draft Regulation on Copyright Protection on Electronic Communication Networks.  Article 19 warns that “the Draft Regulation falls short of international standards on freedom of expression in key respects. We are especially concerned that the Draft Regulation provides for the blocking of entire websites, domain names or IP addresses.  These measures are both ineffective and deeply inimical to free expression due to the high risks of over-blocking. We are also concerned that blocking powers would be entrusted to a regulator rather than the courts.”

For more, see the group’s key recommendation, or their full comments.

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Towards a New Italian Regulation on Online Copyright Enforcement

 Posted by on July 30, 2013  Comments Off on Towards a New Italian Regulation on Online Copyright Enforcement
Jul 302013
 

italy//Marco Bellezza, Associate at Portolano Cavallo Law Firm and AnOx 2013 participant, analyzes Italy’s newly released draft regulation on online copyright.

[Reposted from the Upenn Center for Global Communication Studies, Link (CC-BY-NC-ND)]  Thursday, July 25th, the Italian Communication Authority (“AGCOM”) issued a new draft regulation entitled “Draft regulation on copyright on the electronic communication networks and implementing measures pursuant to Legislative Decree of April 9, 2003 no. 70” (Annex A to the AGCOM decision no. 452/13/CONS of July 25, 2013) which, among other measures provides for new administrative procedures before the AGCOM for the notice and takedown of online content which infringe copyright. Continue reading »

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