Court of Milan Holds Video Sharing Platforms Liable for Copyright Infringement

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2011  

Enrico Bonadio

City University London - The City Law School

Mauro Santo

Mina Lanfranconi & Associati - Milalegal, Milan

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

The Court of Milan found that the internet service providers Italia On Line and Yahoo! Italia were liable for copyright infringement in connection with the uploading of several videos on their platforms and that they could not rely on the hosting provider exemption under the E-Commerce Directive.

The two decisions are particularly interesting as the Court of Milan ‘created’ from scratch a new category of internet service provider liability: so-called active hosting liability.

Keywords: copyright, internet service providers' liability, e-commerce directive

Suggested Citation

Bonadio, Enrico and Santo, Mauro, Court of Milan Holds Video Sharing Platforms Liable for Copyright Infringement (January 1, 2012). Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1977431

Enrico Bonadio (Contact Author)

City University London - The City Law School ( email )

London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.city.ac.uk/law/

Mauro Santo

Mina Lanfranconi & Associati - Milalegal, Milan ( email )

Milan
Italy

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