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Can Nativity scene characters attract copyright protection under Italian law? It depends

Typical Nativity sceneAt Christmas time the making of Nativity scenes in churches and homes is a Catholic tradition that is particularly common in Southern Europe.Like many other Italian children, I have wonderful memories of when my brother and I used … Continue reading

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Bronx Italian Restaurant Sued For Wage Theft

Roberto’s Restaurant, a famous Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, was sued by Gerardo Luna, a food preparer and porter, for unpaid overtime compensation and spread of hours pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) … Continue reading

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Italian Court Rules Downloading is Not a Crime If Not For Profit (AP)

(Milan) Italys top criminal court has ruled that downloading music, movies and software over the Internet isnt a crime if profit wasnt the motivation, though analysts questioned Monday whether the ruling would have much effect on copyright laws. The courts … Continue reading

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Privileges of Public Shareholders, Italian Civil Code and Free Movement of Capital: Joined Cases C-4

In its important new judgment in Joined Cases C-463/04 and C-464/04 Federconsumatori and others v. Comune di Milano the Court of Justice held that a provision of the Italian Civil Code that permits the state and public bodies to participate… … Continue reading

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