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Copyright infringement and Video Sharing Platforms

Copyright infringement and Video Sharing Platforms

Mauro Santo discussing the liability of video sharing platforms for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice.



The Court of Milan found that the internet service providers Italia On Line and Yahoo! Italia were liable for copyright infringement in connection with the uploading of several videos on their platforms and that they could not rely on the hosting provider exemption under the E-Commerce Directive.

The two decisions are particularly interesting as the Court of Milan ‘created’ from scratch a new category of internet service provider liability: so-called active hosting liability.