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Google Vividown sets new rules on Internet liability

Internet liability rules as to data protection issues might considerably change after that the Italian Supreme Court decision acquitted 3 Google managers previously convicted to 6 months of imprisonment for a video published on Google Video. Share this

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TV company liable for host’s defamatory comments

The Italian Supreme Court held that a TV company was liable for the defamatory comments from the host of one of their TV programs because they did not exercise the requested monitoring activity on him. Share this

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Foreign blogs cannot ignore local courts

The Italian Supreme Court held in relation to a foreign blog where articles inciting to racial hatred were posted that the crime of racist criminal organization and the jurisdiction of Italian courts were applicable if the offence is perceived by the users located in Italy. Share this

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Wikipedia NOT liable for defamatory contents

The court of Rome (Italy) held that Wikipedia is not liable for defamatory contents published by its users in a case involving contents published on Wikipedia regarding an Italian lawyer and former politician Mr. Cesare Previti which according to the latter were defamatory. Only Wikipedia users themselves could be deemed responsible for the published contents. …

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Italian copyright notice and take down regulations consultation

Draft regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media also providing a notice and take down procedure for potential breaches have been published by the Italian communications authority (the AGCOM) and are open now to a 60 days consultation, but raise some questions and concerns. Share this

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Law 2.0: An updated European legal framework for the digital society?

By Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick Introduction. Bill Gates once said that “(t)he day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.”. Although this may be somewhat of a witticism, no one doubts that technological evolution plays a substantial …

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Google shall NOT monitor Adwords keywords

The Court of Palermo (Italy) held that Google as an hosting provider is not obliged to monitor the AdWords keywords selected by its users.  The court did find liability for a local rental company, Sicily by Car, for the usage of the trademark “maggiore” held by a major rental company, Maggiore Rent SpA.  This was only when done …

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The New Consumer Rights Bill – The Future for Digital Content

By Patrick Mitchell and Dylan Kennett Earlier this week, the Queen delivered her annual speech at the State opening of Parliament.  Amongst the matters covered, were plans to draft the long awaited Consumer Rights Bill (the ‘Bill’) – in response to calls for simplified consumer protection laws.  Currently, there are eight pieces of related legislation …

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Blogger convicted for user’s defamatory comments

The court of Varese (Italy) held that a blogger was liable of the defamation crime because of the comments published by some of her users on a forum available on her blog since as administrator of the blog she had the “availability” of the website which triggered a liability for both the contents published by …

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e-Books Warranty Exclusion Clauses Invalid

Ts&Cs of e-books platforms excluding warranties for the e-books sold or for the download of movies have been deemed in breach of regulations on unfair terms in consumer contracts and therefore not valid. Share this

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