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32% of the online advertising sector worldwide and, according to estimates, around 50% in Italy is controlled by Google whose search engine is also the primary source of information for 21.5% of Italian users. But the recent regulatory developments in Italy might hamper Google's consolidated market position despite of the good outcome of the decision on Internet liability principles just published. The above information was included in a much broader report issued by the Italian Communications Authority in relation to the sectors...

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...