Report: Italian industry slumped by 9% in 2009
The Italian music industry was worth €3.7 billion in 2009, down 9% compared to 2008. That's according to a report by the Libera Universita di Lingue e Comunicazione university, working with collecting societies...
October 28, 2010
Italian police shut down Pirate Bay proxy site
Italy is one of the few countries where ISPs have been successfully ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, but as soon as the order was made, a proxy site called Labaia ('the bay') sprang up, allowing Italian users to...
March 29, 2010
Buskerlabel crowd-funding service launches in Italy
While SellaBand looks to recover from its recent financial woes, it's got more competition in Europe from startup Buskerlabel. Well, sort of.
March 11, 2010
Google slams Italian court ruling over uploaded video
An Italian court has convicted three Google execs for failure to comply with privacy laws, in a case concerning a video uploaded to Google Video in 2006. The video showed some teenagers bullying a disabled classmate, and...
February 25, 2010
Blocked pirates jump ship to BTJunkie
Following last week's Italian court ruling that ISPs should block BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay...
February 18, 2010
The Pirate Bay to be blocked in Italy (again)
The Court of Bergamo in Italy has ruled that Italian ISPs must block The Pirate Bay from being accessed by their customers.
February 8, 2010
Italian government planning online video copyright crackdown
Online video sites like YouTube could be forced to apply for TV broadcasting licences and promise to crack down on copyright infringement, under new laws being proposed by the Italian government.
February 5, 2010
Italy blocks The Pirate Bay (again)
Italian internet users are to be blocked from accessing The Pirate Bay, following a ruling by the Court of Cassation.
October 2, 2009