The Italian tax police seized 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the copyright holders, but is also going after entities “supporting” such sites through banners published on them so starting a new approach in the fight…more
Apparently phone carriers lost $ 33 bn due to instant messaging apps and after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, telecom companies are calling for stringent regulations on instant messaging apps, but how are they currently…more
The now “famous” web tax (or Google tax) on the purchase of on-line ads and sponsored links on search engines might come into force on the 1st of March 2014 having an impact on the Internet liability regime, unless the Italian…more
Usually when the same sentence mentions Amazon, Apple, Samsung or Microsoft and the word “patent” you are reading a report concerning some billion-dollars infringement litigation…more
$ 3 billion will be spent in 2014 on 10 million wearable technology units according to a Deloitte report, but the potentials of this market can be seen also through the attempts by tech companies to patent anything connected to…more
Adding 450 million monthly users to 1.3 bn monthly users costs $19 bn according to Facebook, but also means that the buyer will be able to know about (and benefit from) much more information on its users to be potentially used…more
Can you afford to lose € 71 million of revenues a year? This is the likely thought of Italian major TV companies after having read about the approval by the Senate of a gaming law named “delega fiscale law” providing a potential…more
Branded content is a hype word. Audiovisual content is meddled with products and vice-versa, while advertisers are more creative in devising new solutions. Within this context product placement is becoming increasingly…more
Internet liability rules as to data protection issues might considerably change after that the Italian Supreme Court decision acquitted 3 Google managers previously convicted to 6 months of imprisonment for a video published on…more
As you might recall from our previous post, each year the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) starts a procedure for the approval of guidelines – as issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A – regarding the sale of…more
On February 12, 2014 the Italian Ministry for Economic Development started a competitive bid for the assignment of the usage rights for three DTT national frequencies…more
On Tuesday 4th February 2014 I participated to the second European Technology Leaders Summit held at The Landmark Hotel in London.
The Summit brought together business leaders in the European technology industry with…more
What will be the outcome of the battle between .COM and .Country? Is social gaming a must-have for operators? How can we invest in the current regulatory uncertainty? These are some of the gaming law topics that I had the…more
We attended yesterday the 2014 Disruption Day (thank you Digital Magics!). Here are some of the giveaways.
It is great to feel some positive vibes for start-ups and incubators. Despite the overall economic crisis in…more
€ 226 million of GGR achieved by the Italian online casino market in 2013 are expected to double if following the potential new approach from casino game suppliers a substantial portion of the current black market will migrate…more
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