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Internet liability

The Italian tax police seized 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the copyright holders, but is also going after entities "supporting" such sites through banners published on them so starting a new approach in the fight against copyright breaches potentially impacting Internet liability rules. The battle between Italian authorities and piracy websites continues. In 2013 several sites illegally streaming football matches had been blocked and websites allowing the downloading of movies had been first blocked and then released, but the Italian tax...

The fight between YouTube and the Italian TV company Mediaset on Internet liability principles continues! The Spanish court of Appeal held that YouTube is a mere hosting provider rather than a content provider and therefore not liable for the publication by its users of videos infringing the copyrights of Telecinco, the Spanish harm of the Italian TV company Mediaset. But this battle follows an interim proceeding with a different outcome in Italy.In a nutshell, Telecinco had alleged that Youtube was...