Italianshare network case: The Italian court’s restraining order for Copyright infringement on request of FPM (Federation Against Music Piracy), AESVI (Italian Entertainment Software Publishers Association) and movie anti-piracy group FAPAV. A point of view of a Media Law expert.
The sites, with more than 136.000 sibscribers, which were connected by ownership, according to Financial Guard”, Guardia di Finanza (GdF) that is a department under Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance and actually part of the Italian Armed Forces offered links to torrents and files hosted and indexed more than 31,000 items with including movies, music, TV show, games and software.
The court’s restraining order was also directed to access and DNS providers to point the seized web sites since the websites servers was outside italy.
The action was held with assistance from FPM (Federation Against Music Piracy), AESVI (Italian Entertainment Software Publishers Association) and movie anti-piracy group FAPAV, complaints were filed against three alleged leaders of the websites along with the seizure of computer equipment.
Today, Fulvio Sarzana di S. Ippolito, of Sarzana e Partners Law Firm, a boutique law firm specialized in Information technology and telecommunications law, who is one of the leader of the freedom of speech and expression mouvement www.sitononraggiungibile.it and won the so called copyright leading case Moncler vs AIIP and Assoprovider ( Italian Association of Internet service provider ) announced had decided to defend the Network Owners, making appeal to the so called Freedom Court ( Tribunale del Riesame) of Salerno.Fulvio Sarzana
Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati
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