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  • 13
    Mar
    Incroci stampa-tv intervengono AGCOM e AGCM
    L’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (“AGCM”) e l’Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (“AGCOM”) hanno richiamato l’attenzione sulla criticità del conflitto d’interessi nel settore della comunicazione a seguito della conversione in legge (legge 26 febbraio 2011, n. 10 – “Legge di Conversione”) del cosiddetto “decreto milleproroghe” (decreto-legge 29 dicembre 2010, n. 225). Il…
    Article filed under: Television
  • 10
    Mar
    Agcom fight piracy with greater availability of content
    On December 17 2010 the Communications Authority (AGCOM) issued a draft paper on the protection of copyright on electronic communication networks, attachment B to Resolution 668/10/CONS, published in the Official Journal on January 3 2011. The public consultation on the paper closed on March 4 2011, but the debate about many of the issues that…
    Article filed under: Regulatory, antitrust
  • 2
    Mar
    Territorial exclusivity agreements on transmission of football matched appers contrary to eu law
    On February 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Juliane Kokott issued a nonbinding opinion that broadcasters cannot prevent consumers in the United Kingdom from using cheaper foreign satellite television equipment to watch Premier League football matches, as this is contrary to the free movement of services within the European Union (Premier…
    Article filed under: Television
  • 1
    Mar
    All’emittente locale viene vietato l’accesso allo stadio. Quali limiti al diritto di ricercare le informazioni?
    Lo scorso 19 dicembre avverse condizioni meteorologiche (una forte nevicata) hanno imposto il rinvio del derby Sampdoria – Genoa che avrebbe dovuto disputarsi presso lo stadio Luigi Ferraris di Genova. Fin qui, la notizia non presenta alcuna particolarità. Piuttosto, ha suscitato numerose polemiche la decisione di vietare l’ingresso allo stadio all’emittente televisiva locale Primocanale “per…
    Article filed under: Television
  • 1
    Mar
    Should companies choose to pay indemnity in lieu of notice in the event of dismissal?
    Pursuant to Section 2118 of the Civil Code, and except in certain cases (ie, in the event of termination for cause or during a probationary period), employers and employees are entitled to terminate a permanent employment agreement provided that they comply with the obligation to give the counterparty adequate notice.
    Article filed under: Labour and employment
  • 28
    Feb
    Italy’s proposal on internet regulation – dawn of new era
    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…
    Article filed under: Internet, E-Commerce
  • 23
    Feb
    Leveraged buyout and tax abuse – supreme court changes course
    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.
  • 17
    Feb
    Easy authorisation for online media operators
    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…
    Article filed under: Internet, E-Commerce
  • 2
    Feb
    Directors’ liability for health and safety incidents.
    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…
  • 31
    Jan
    New rights for minority shareholders in listed companies
    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…
    Article filed under: Mergers & Acquisitions
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