May 28, 2004

The Urbani Act, a new Italian IP Law

The Italian Indymedia center reports that the Urbani Act has been passed by the Italian Senate. The act is another piece of draconian intellectual property law that is as unrealistic as it is repressive.

The law requires that every "creative work" released on the internet include a virtual license certifying its compliance with copyright laws.

This is obviously an emulation of the DMCA in the U.S., though it looks even more unworkable and insane.

Posted by steev at May 28, 2004 06:36 PM