On December 19 I obtained the first Italian judgment about the
application of Creative Commons licenses. I obtained it not as an
attorney but as an author of technical books who had a bad experience
with a famous Italian publishing company called Franco Angeli
Edizioni. The book in issue is "Apriti standard! Interoperabilità e
formati aperti per l'innovazione tecnologica", later published by
Ledizioni and itself available under a CC by-sa license.
The verdict, which came after a four years trial, is not properly
about intellectual property issues; actually it has been a
precontractual liability case, ruled by an ordinary civil court and
not by the IP specialized court. However it provides an interesting
view of the level of awareness that mainstream publishers have of
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Simone Aliprandi - http://www.aliprandi.org