The Court of Rome has ordered Vivendi’s Dailymotion to compensate Mediaset €22 million for publishing 15,000 videos taken from Mediaset programmes uploaded illegally for a total of 30,000 minutes of viewing.
In addition, it has been ordered to pay €1,000 per day for any further illegal distribution of the content, €85,000 in expenses and to pay for publication of the sentence in the newspapers Corriere della Sera and “Sole 24 Ore.
According to Mediaset, the ruling confirmed that of a previous one also given by the same court in July 2019.
Mediaset adds that this was one of two victories it has just achieved against the piracy of its content, the other being a case involving the US service Veoh. In this instance, the service has been ordered to pay Mediaset for more than €3.3 million and €60,000 in expenses. Also, a penalty of € 1,000 was imposed for each violation in addition to requirement to publish the sentence in the newspapers Corriere della Sera and Sole 24 Ore.
Mediaset concluded by saying: “These are two crucial provisions issued in a single day that are part of the well-established national and community jurisprudence aimed at protecting the work of publishers, attacked by the most diverse forms of online piracy. A phenomenon that destroys economic value and jobs in journalistic-publishing companies”.