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  1. Italian Appeals Court Rules against Pirate Bay

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italy's Court of Cassation has ruled against BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay in a decision that has been greeted by the country's recording industry. Italian access to the Swedish file-sharing site had originally been blocked in August ...

  2. Anti-Piracy Raids Over Italian Charity Song

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italy's piracy problem appears to have reached new depths with the news that the Guardia Di Finanza (Fiscal Police) have uncovered a P2P group that was illegally uploading the charity single "Domani 21/04/09." The track was recorded ...

  3. File-Sharing Site Unblocked In Italy

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Access in Italy to the Swedish-based file-sharing site Pirate Bay has been unblocked. The site was blocked in August by Italy's Guardia di Finanza (Fiscal Police) in the northern Italian town of Bergamo, following a ruling by a local court. L ...

  4. Italy's Largest BitTorrent Site Shuttered

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian authorities have closed down Colombo-BT.org, the country's largest BitTorrent tracker site, the IFPI reported today. The closure follows an extensive investigation by the Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police), which worked in tandem with ...

  5. Mazza Appointed FIMI Pres

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian major labels representative body FIMI has confirmed Enzo Mazza as president and named its new executive committee, following a May 22 assembly in Milan. Universal Music Italy CFO Corrado Filpa has been appointed vice president. The body� ...

  6. Italy's FPM Pleased With Anti-Piracy Efforts

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM reports "noteworthy results" in the area of neighboring rights enforcement in the first quarter of 2008. The organization has provided technical assistance to the country's Guardia di Finanz ...

  7. Italian Pirates Handed Massive Fines

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Four illegal music uploaders have been handed fines totalling €12 million ($17 million) by Italian authorities. The fines follow a series of raids by officers in the "Guardia di finanza," or fiscal police, in the town of Melegnano, near ...

  8. Hefty Fines For Italian Uploaders

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Officers with Italy's fiscal police, the Guardia di Finanza, have handed out fines totalling €8.5 million ($12.1 million) to the seven principal "uploaders" in a nationwide illegal P2P file-sharing network known as "Discotequez ...

  9. Italian Biz Reports Rise In CD Burning

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM reports a 122% increase in the number of illegal CD burners seized by law enforcement officers during the first six months of 2007. In the first half, 1,651 CD-copying devices were confiscated vs. 743 in t ...

  10. Italian Biz Lauds Anti-Piracy Victories

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy campaigners are feeling upbeat after two recent successes. The first involved the handing down of a tough sentence by an appeals court in Naples, the country's unofficial piracy capital, in a case that began in 1999. ...

  11. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. MILAN -- The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback ...

  12. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  13. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  14. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest Nov. 1 during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. MILAN -- Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest Nov. 1 ...

  15. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest last night (Nov. 1) during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest la ...

  16. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest last night (Nov. 1) during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest la ...

  17. Italian Officials Bust P2P Network

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Officials from Italy's postal police division have uncovered an illegal file-sharing network involving some 100,000 individuals, including schoolteachers and college students. MILAN -- Officials from Italy's postal police division have u ...

  18. Italian Officials Bust P2P Network

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Officials from Italy's postal police service have uncovered an illegal file-sharing network involving some 100,000 individuals, including school teachers and college students. The 12-month investigati Officials from Italy's postal police ...

  19. Italian Officials Bust P2P Network

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Individuals face fines of up to $45K. Officials from Italy's postal police division have uncovered an illegal file-sharing network involving some 100,000 individuals, including school teachers and college students. The 12-month investigation, ...

  20. Italy's "Jolly Roger" Raids Net 7 Arrests

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F NAPLES, Italy -- Ital ...

  21. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. MILAN -- Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug ...

  22. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  23. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  24. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Lar ...

  25. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Lar ...

  26. Italian Biz Calls For Web Laws, Warns Of Child Porn Via P2P Sites

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 Italian artists -- including Andrea Bocelli, Eros Ramazzotti, Elisa and Tiziano Ferro -- have signed a petition calling on the government to step up its regulation of the online music mar MILAN -- More than 60 Italian artists -- inclu ...

  27. Italian P2P Campaign Aims Spotlight on Parents

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dangers of peer-to-peer piracy. Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dan ...

  28. Italian P2P Campaign Aims Spotlight on Parents

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dangers of peer-to-peer piracy. Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dan ...

  29. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  30. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...