On December 22 2010 the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published a draft regulation (Annex B to AGCOM Resolution 668/10) which relates to AGCOM’s powers in respect of the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks. Among other things, it states that user-generated content websites such as YouTube could fall within its scope of application and… continua
On January 21 2011 the Supreme Court released a judgment incorporating significant views on tax abuse in cross-border corporate restructurings. The court rejected the tax authorities’ claim in relation to the existence of an allegedly abusive scheme.
AGCOM, the Italian communications authority, has established a new, simple set of rules for the licensing of linear audiovisual and audio services on the Internet (ie, online television, Internet Protocol television and mobile television) and non-linear audiovisual media services – known as ‘video on demand’ – provided on any e-communications network. On the basis of… continua
Supreme Court Decision 38991, which was issued on November 4 2010, has established that a board of directors may be held liable in respect of duties of health and safety in the workplace. The court considered events that resulted in injury and which occurred in a company with a complex structure. In its decision it… continua
On January 27 2010 a legislative decree to implement the EU Shareholders’ Rights Directive (2007/36/EC) amended certain provisions of the Civil Code and the Consolidated Finance Law (Legislative Decree 58/98). The revised rules have applied to shareholders’ meetings called since October 31 2010. The aim of the reform is to encourage investment in listed companies… continua
The ‘made in Italy’ label is considered a national economic resource, so much so that numerous laws have been passed to protect consumers and Italian enterprises from misleading indications of origin on products. Pursuant to Section 4(49) of Law 350/2003 (as amended),1 the use of the ‘made in Italy’ label on products that are not… continua