Landmark copyright case starts in Italy before Constitutional Court

On 11 of February 2015, Italian Constitutional Court starting to review the landmark case regarding the constitutionality of the Italian Communication Authority’s (‘AGCOM’) Regulation on Online Copyright Enforcement. AGCOM granted itself copyright enforcement power without any previous Parliamentary debate.

Consumer’s and small business associations (Altroconsumo, Movimento di difesa del Cittadino, Assoprovider and Assintel) filed action against this Regulation for violation of civil and fundamental rights (freedom of expression and to be informed  and economic initiative), protected by the Italian Constitution, before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio and then before Constitutional Court.

Country: Italy

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: regulatory power, Internet, fundamental rights, civil liberties, Constitutional Court, copyright enforcement

Posted on Saturday 7 March 2015

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