Hyperlinks and TV Sport Events

The Court of Rome has ordered to the on-line newspaper “Il Post” to remove all the hyperlinks to platforms hosting and organizing other hyperlinks readdressing users to TV sports event.

The judges hold that this conduct infringes intellectual property rights belonging to RTI, the main commercial TV group in Italy. Surprisingly, the Court also granted RTI’s application of inhibiting the on-line newspaper from providing the names of these platforms stating that it could be contributing in infringing copyrighted works by users.