Copyright: a new decision of the Court of Turin on the ISP’s liability

On 23 June 2014, the Court of Turin pronounced its appeal decision within the interim proceedings brought by Delta TV Programs against Google Ireland Holdings, Google Inc and Youtube LLC for the infringement of its intellectual property (IP) rights in reason of the upload — on the Youtube platform — of video contents owned by the same claimant.

In the first-instance order of 5 May 2014, hereby appealed, the court (i) acknowledged that the infringing contents published on Youtube had been removed; (ii) confirmed that no general obligation to monitor the contents uploaded on a video-sharing platform exists; and (iii) confirmed that ISP’s obligation to remove infringing contents is conditioned to the exact indication of the related URLs by the rightful holder…

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