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Yahoo! Italia liable for film copyright infringement

April 2011 - Intellectual Property . Legal Developments by Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale.

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By Antonella Barbieri and Federica De Santis

Summary
The debate about copyright protection on the Internet has taken a new turn. The Court of Rome recently found that search engine Yahoo! Italia bore contributory liability for infringement of copyright in the awardwinning Iranian film About Elly by illicit websites, which allowed the streaming or downloading and peer-to-peer sharing of the film without the consent of the film's distributor, PFA Films Srl.

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