Court rules on television programmes on video-sharing platforms
- 28 luglio 2011
On January 20 2011 the Court of Milan ruled against ItaliaOnline Srl (IOL) for infringement of copyright held by Reti Televisive Italiane SpA (RTI) in respect of television programmes uploaded and displayed on IOL’s online audio and video-sharing platform. The grounds for the decision were published on June 16 2011.
The court held that the liability exemptions for hosting providers under Legislative Decree 70/2003, which implements the EU E-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC), did not apply, as IOL had played an active role in organising the service and the videos uploaded to its website, offering additional services with a view to commercial benefit. [...]