A copyright amendment approved by the Italian authorities breaches the EU convention on human rights, an ISP organization has warned. The law allows the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority to issue ”take down, stay down” instructions to websites listing allegedly infringing content but without intervention from the judiciary.
Italy’s pirate site blocking regulation is not unconstitutional, or in violation of copyright law, the administrative court of Lazio has ruled. The verdict has been celebrated by rightsholders who have used the blocking mechanism to target hundreds of websites. Consumer rights organizations, however, are not happy with the outcome and plan an appeal.