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Facebook found guilty of copyright infringement

Facebook found guilty of copyright infringement

Rome-for the first time in Italy, "Facebook has been sentenced by a court in Rome for copyright infringement and defamation, offences related to hosting unauthorized links on the pages of their platform". This was announced by Mediaset, which initiated the lawsuit against the social networking platform, "a modest but crucial economic value from litigation in the principles that aimed to protect and thaw in mild to the precedent that creates". For Mediaset, it is a "turning point in Italian case law to copyright protection." These, in summary, the facts were rebuilt by the company of Cologno Monzese. "In 2012, anonymous users open a Facebook page dedicated to a cartoon broadcast by Italy one, ' Kilari '. Some links on the page lead to one side to copyrighted content illegally uploaded to Youtube, on the other hand to heavy name-calling and disparaging remarks directed to the interpreter of signs from the animated series. Despite numerous warnings, Facebook has chosen over the years not to remove content and links indicted forcing Mediaset to appeal to the Judiciary.

And today, with judgment # 3512/2019 of the Court of Rome, judges have condemned Facebook both for defamation is for breach of copyright ". "The decision-notes still Mediaset-is the first to recognize in Italy the responsibility of a social network for a violation occurred even through the so-called ' linking ', or posting links to external pages to their platform, taking this way too the well-established European case law regarding copyright infringement ".

In this regard, Mediaset "hopes that the European directive on copyright in the digital-object in recent days of the trilogue agreement-is approved to give a definitive picture of defence of content, the brainchild and creativity of Publishers ".

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