What are the regulations concerning the reproduction of images and video clips on an internet site?
The law on copyright protects the images and video clips and, as such, they benefit from the mere fact that they have been created without the necessity of any registration. The problem that could arise relates to the ownership and the creation date, therefore it is convenient to deposit it at the SIAE in any case, who would release a number and a deposit date that could be useful in any legal action. In any case duplication of the protected material is illegal.
The best thing to do is to affix indication of the copyright next to any published image, detailing date and author, the same at the start of any video clips in order to inform anyone approaching the site that it is protected material. There are no recent regulations on the subject, but there are sentences confirming this position. In particular, the Courthouse of Turin has further forbidden a local newspaper to publish photographs downloaded from the Internet site of the Juventus as the images of a team are exclusive to a press agency, to which all rights have been sold. In fact, in the United States, a particular search toolbar that allows finding images, has been subpoena (http://www.ditto.com), because of the fact that, from the moment when the search is done and the result is given, in fact it “copies”, even if just provisionally, the images on the sites.All of this is evident proof of the fact that a lot of care is taken in respecting the rights on copyright over photos and images, and of how frequent and effective the appeals to the judges are to guarantee them.