Day: January 19, 2010

The Italian Pirate Bay Case: What did the court order and why?The Italian Pirate Bay Case: What did the court order and why?



On December 23, 2009,  the Italian Supreme Court released its ruling in a case involving criminal charges against the operators of the Swedish website, Pirate Bay. The case raised a number of interesting issues including whether, under Italian criminal law, the operation of a BiTtorrent site is illegal when the operators get a financial return such as by showing advertising on the site; the seizure of a p2p file sharing website is possible; a court can grant injunctive relief requiring ISPs to block access to a site that facilitates infringement; and the criminal law extends to online digital piracy that in part takes place abroad.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-01-19Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-01-19