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Yahoo! does not have to remove the links to the copyright protected videos belonging to RTI available through the results of its video search engine since the Court of Milan held that in the provision of such service it is a caching provider rather than an active hosting provider as previously held with reference to Yahoo! Video.

The new Internet liability regime for Internet piracy copyright breaches in Italy is now not only into force but also enforced with the first order by the Italian communications authority (AGCOM) to Internet service providers (ISPs) to block the access to a website where movies in breach of copyright holders' rights were made available.  I previously discussed about the notice and take down procedure for copyright breaches on the Internet recently introduced in Italy.  The regulations setting out such procedure...

The Italian Supreme Court convicted a police officer for defamation on Facebook since he had published on Facebook defamatory comments about a colleague without even naming him setting an interesting precedent on the limits between freedom of speech and defamation on social media. As a general principle, under Italian law a statement, such as a comment published on social media, is defamatory when as part of a communication addressed to third parties as it might be on social media a comment...