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  1. 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 ...

  2. Italy's IMAIE Wins Appeal Against Closure

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court has upheld an appeal by collecting society IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) against a previous ruling that had ordered it to close. IMAIE was declared "extinct" by Rome's Prefect of ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Italian Internet Pirate Handed Massive Fine

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italy's Guardia di Finanza (Fiscal Police) handed out a massive fine ­estimated at 363,000 euros ($477,927 US) to an alleged pirate. On February 21, officers in Desenzano del Garda, near Brescia in northern Italy, raided the home of a 40-year ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Italian Police Raids CD Production Center

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Officers in Italy's fiscal police "Guardia di Finanza" uncovered on the night of Oct. 5 an illegal CD, DVD and videogame production centre in Palermo, the Sicilian capital. MILAN -- Officers in Italy's fiscal police "Guard ...

  14. Italian Police Raids CD Production Center

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT burners and 2,000 products seized. Officers in Italy's fiscal police "Guardia di Finanza" uncovered on the night of Oct. 5 an illegal CD, DVD and video game production centre in Palermo, the Sicilian capital. During the course of ...

  15. Mafia Target Anti-Piracy Police

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's war on music piracy has reached a new level of violence. A Naples-based officer in Italy's Guardia di Finanza, or "fiscal police," has been fired at by members of the local mafia. The incident MILAN -- Italy's war ...

  16. Mafia Target Anti-Piracy Police

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's war on music piracy has reached a new level of violence. A Naples-based officer in Italy's Guardia di Finanza, or "fiscal police," has been fired at by members of the local mafia. The inciden Italy's war on music p ...

  17. Mafia Target Anti-Piracy Police

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's war on music piracy has reached a new level of violence. A Naples-based officer in Italy's Guardia di Finanza, or "fiscal police," has been fired at by members of the local mafia. The inciden Italy's war on music p ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...