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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Blocked pirates jump ship to BTJunkie

Following last week's Italian court ruling that ISPs should block BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Italians facing prison terms after sharing charity song

Three Italians who uploaded a new charity single to RapidShare and DirectConnect are facing possible prison terms of up to four years, following raids on their houses in Milan and Rome.