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The Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) launched a public consultation on the new draft regulations on the authorization process for transferring the ownership of broadcasters, including network operators or companies (or lines of business) holding media services authorizations.The new draft regulation aims at simplifying the process, setting up a single step for the identification of the relevant market, including the finding of positions that are dominant or leading pluralism, and for issuing the measures provided by the Audiovisual Services Unified Act. AGCOM finally clarifies, among others, that the prior notification is requested only in case both anti-concentration thresholds are attained (namely Euro 48 million for the target and Euro 482 million for the parties involved). This should reduce the number of prior...

Cyber bullying might be better prevented as a consequence of the self-regulatory code whose draft version is now subject to a consultation run by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development. Bullying and harassments against minors have become more and more frequent because of the usage of electronic means and in particular social networks, emails and user generated content websites. A clear example of such phenomenon was given some years ago by the famous Google Vividown case which saw 3 Google managers first convicted and then discharged because of the publication on Google Video of a video showing an handicapped young guy while he was harassed by some of his classmates.The draft self-regulatory code, among others, will oblige Internet Service Providers...

For those of you who have not been able to attend the Webinar on wearable technologies in the healthcare sector - Remote patient monitoring eHealth system yesterday, I have posted here my presentation covering wearable technology issues, eHealth and the Internet of Things. Also, if you have questions or comments on the covered topics or want to receive the recording of the presentation, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@gmail.com)  and as usual follow me on Twitter, Google+ and become one of my friends on LinkedIn.   ...

As a follow-up to the recent webinar on wearable technologies whose slides are available here, we are running a new webinar tomorrow 19 December 2013 at 6 pm CET (which is 5 pm UK time and 9 am PST) where we will focus on the privacy, medical devices and IP related legal issues connected to the usage of remote patient monitoring systems also reviewing the development of these technologies into wearable technologies also addressing issues that have been partially previously covered in this post. The webinar is totally free and you can register at the link here. Also if you have issues, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@gmail.com), and as usual follow me on Twitter, Google+ and become one of my friends on LinkedIn....

The Italian Government has just approved a law decree that apparently will introduce copyright-related measures aimed at sorting disputes relating to the usage of news contents by search engines and news aggregators. The law decree has not been published yet and therefore its detailed contents are not known, but it appears that the Italian Government is trying to identify some sort of contribution to be paid to online magazines and newspapers for the mere indexing of their news which according to the law decree will have the goal to find the right balance between the need to preserve the free flow of information on the Internet and the protection of copyrights. This attempt comes after a similar attempt from the French Government...

After considerable delays, the Italian communications Authority (AGCOM) has finally published the  regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media also providing a notice and take down procedure for potential copyright breaches.The regulations make prescribe a proceeding to be initiated only upon request of the rights' holder to the AGCOM to be performed through a dedicated form available on the website of the authority also in order to limit the risk of potential abuses. If within 7 working days from the rights' holder notification the AGCOM believes that the proceeding can be initiated, it will inform the uploader of the challenged copyright protected material as well as the managers of the challenged webpage and of the website notifying them...

As mentioned, my law firm DLA Piper held yesterday an interesting seminar in Rome named "Sports betting crisis in Italy – how to reverse the decline?" which was very well attended by most of the sportsbetting operators within the Italian market and whose main presentations are available here