Category Archive: telecom

Germany: Liability of Internet Access Provider for copyright infringements

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, decision of 26 November 2015, I ZR 3/14 and I ZR 174/14) recently acknowledged the general liability of TK-companies which provide access to the internet (so-called Access Provider) according to the principles of “Stoererhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and thus closed a gap in current copyright law and practice. …

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UK: The future looks set for a wireless world – OFCOM consultation on the Internet of Things

Consultation In a bid to grow connections and boost investment and innovation in the ‘internet of things’, the UK communications regulator – Ofcom- has launched a consultation regarding the potential allocation of existing VHF spectrum to the “Internet of Things” community. Internet of Things As a reminder, the “Internet of Things” is a network of …

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EUROPE – New Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive!

The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services. The Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission) …

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Italian Communication Authority – New Regulation on Disputes Between Electronic Communication Network and Services Providers

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On August 12, 2015, the Italian Communication Authority (“AGCOM“) published on its website the awaited Resolution no. 226/15/CONS, setting forth the new regulation (“New Regulation“, available here) on disputes between electronic communication network and services providers (“Providers“) Share this

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EU: The end of roaming charges and the emergence of net neutrality

By Louisa Mottaz and Sam Churney On 30 June 2015 the European Commission (“EC“) secured an agreement with the European Parliament and the Council to end roaming charges and to put in place the first EU-wide net neutrality rules in the latest move to establish a single EU market in telecoms. This agreement comes within …

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ITALY – “Digital Authorities” Seminar on 22 May, University of Milan

Follow us on Friday 22 May 2015 at the University of Milan, with the main experts of our Italian “Digital Authorities” – Giuseppe Galasso (Director Communications – AGCM), Benedetta Liberatore (Director Audiovisual Services – AGCOM) and Luigi Montuori (Director Communications and Electronic Networks – Data Protection Authority), together with Marco Cuniberti (UNIMI) and Giangiacomo Olivi (DLA Piper). …

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The Pirate Bay blocked in Portugal

Authors: Joâo Costa Quinta (ABBC), Margarida Leitâo (ABBC), Gonzalo Santos (DLA Piper)   A recent Intellectual Property Court decision in Portugal determined that the main telecommunications operators have until the end of March to block the access of its users to The Pirate Bay domains, either through its main (Swedish) domain name “thepiratebay.se” or other …

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Italy: Stability Law and Media – Every light has its shadow

Besides the patent box (see Roberto’s post), the Italian “Stability Law 2015” (Legge di Stabilità) introduced a bundle of new provisions concerning the allocation of frequencies and impacting local audiovisual media services. Share this

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ITALY: Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” – Join us!

Join us at the Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” at the University of Milan. The registration for the new (and revised) edition of the Specialization Course is now open until 15 February 2015. Share this

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ITALY – (Yet another?) LCN Consultation!

A new consultation? Well, strictly speaking, not, although it feels like it. Share this

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