About us

DDA Law Firm stands out for its innovative approach to the Copyright Law and New Technologies.

Since long time, the members of the Firm are immersed in the digital revolution, solving, through ad hoc legal solutions, the critical issues arising from the relationship between the slow evolution of Copyright and digital realities that are changing the approach and the access to culture.

The experience of the members of the firm, the professionalism and the ability to project the future make our cutting-edge services  for the companies and firms that base their business model on the dynamics of the Internet.

DDA Law Firm

Rome (00196) - via Pietro da Cortona, 8

Rome (00195) - via Giuseppe Ferrari, 2

Tel. +39 06 397 456 22

Fax +39 06 390 388 33


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Areas of practice

The firm is specialized in matters relating to the protection of copyright and related rights under the law April 22, 1941, n. 633, as amended.

The traditional activity takes place in:

  • judicial and extra-judicial counseling on the subject of copyright and related rights
  • drafting of opinions and contracts in the field of copyright and related rights, assistance to the filing of the works in Siae.

We carry out also on behalf of the beneficiaries, the necessary controls of SIAE in collecting and distributing the compensation due.

The Law Firm DDA also provides consulting services in areas such as the Internet Law, the industrial and bussiness law, filing and registration of national and Community trademarks, models and designs, licenses, trademarks, patents and know-how, e-contracts commerce.

Finally, the firm is specialized in the recovery of debts arising from the utilization of the works, both in Italy and abroad.

Latest news

The protection of image rights in the digital environment

© 2013 Kassy. Licensed under CC-BY.

© 2013 Kassy. Licensed under CC-BY.

Nowadays, everyone is aware how the development of new technologies, with the dissemination of Internet, the social networks and the possibility of quickly sharing photos and videos (allowing the dissemination of information and private data) with wireless networks, has introduced new issues regarding the protection of personal rights, thereby requiring the intervention of law, due to the difficulties of the lawyers in interpreting the rules regarding this topic.

Such social warning should not, in my humble opinion, focus only on the development of new technologies, but on the use that people make of these services.

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The value of the original music in the film

The Italian copyright law, in art. 44, considers the author of the music as a co-author of the cinematographic work. Such acknowledgement underlines the importance of the artistic figure of the music composer and its contributions like those of the director, the author of the script and the author of the subject.

Part of the doctrine consider the cinematographic work as a joint work because the individual creative contributions mingle in a single work from which they are inseparable and, for some, indistinguishable, as a result of the processing and coordination of the director.

As both the law and judicial interpretation are quite clear in recognizing the fundamental contribution of the author of the music, the video below is a good example of the value of music in the film: the absence of an original music in a sequence of a film makes the scene meaningless or even comical.


Se.li.li Vade Mecum: how to publicly perform a Creative Commons Work

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The Free Licenses Service – SeLiLi recently published a vademecum on the legal and practical requirements to perform music from Creative Commons licenses: http://selili.polito.it/risultati.

It’s an useful instrument for musicians, DJs and promoters to sort out the legal problems arising by the use of the free licenses.

The vademecum was produced by collecting many requests for explanation, received during the years from the project SeLiLi, in a text that examines the most frequently questions about the law obligations for public entertainment.

The vademecum has been prepared with the contribution of the auditors of the project Se.Li.Li, in particular with the observations of Deborah De Angelis, Ermanno Pandoli, Simone Aliprandi and Giovanni Battista Gallus.

The text is going to stay open for comments and additions on Google Docs: http://bit.ly/1fStvtOQ


“Creative Commons Public Performing”

Sherlock Holmes e il Dottor Watson alle prese con il pubblico dominio.

Che Sherlock Holmes stia vivendo un periodo particolarmente fortunato lo si intuisce dal successo suscitato proprio negli ultimi anni da alcuni recenti adattamenti cinematografici e televisivi: i leggendari personaggi scaturiti dalla penna di Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, oltre ai lungometraggi prodotti dalla Warner Bros, infatti, stanno mietendo sperticate lodi anche per le popolari serie tv che li vedono, trasposti ai giorni nostri, protagonisti dell’omonimo Sherlock, prodotto dalla britannica BBC, e dell’americano Elementary trasmesso dalla CBS. E il personaggio del popolare detective è talmente ancora appetibile, commercialmente parlando, che qualche mese fa la stessa BBC aveva paventato la possibilità di agire per vie legali nel caso in cui la CBS, con il suo Elementary, avesse ripreso pedissequamente alcuni degli elementi peculiari della stessa fortunata serie britannica. Ma questa è un’altra storia che mostra tuttavia quanto ancora l’interesse verso lo sfruttamento economico del personaggio del celebre investigatore sia sentito e ben lontano dallo spegnersi, a pochi anni ormai dalla sua completa caduta nel pubblico dominio. Read more »

Art and law: why the lawyer is necessary before and not after


Leaving an artist alone with the bureaucracy necessary to regularize his creative activity is like trying to dress a cat: you can do it , but you have to know from the beginning that the cat will do anything to avoid being trapped in that sweater so cute that we planned to put it on.

The question is actually simple: how chocolate is good but also makes you feel bad, even the artistic instinct of those who are inflamed by the sacred fire of art, must be handled with care to prevent it from burning.

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