Italy. The rise of a new copyright law

Francesco Rutelli (PD), Italian minister of culture appointed a committee to review and propose amendments to the current Italian Copyright Law (L. 633/41).

The Committee appointed a tenth of Working Group to handle the technicalities of the legal wording. ? Members of the WG come from the industry (telco, etertainment, publishers) and from a (self professed and never actually heard before) left wing oriented NGO.

The lack of ? true civil society representativeness in these Working Groups raises serious concerns about the future of right of author in Italy.

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