Category Archives: Internet & domains

Also owning modchips non installed on a console is an offense

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By Judgment 34180/2017, the 3rd section of the (Italian) Supreme Court, Criminal section, judged groundless the appeal proposed by a person condemned for being in possession of 140 devices, called “modchip”, consisting in electronic circuits aimed at eluding the technological measures of protection on videogames and consoles. As the Supreme Court reminds, art. 102-quarter of […]

Copyright infringement and the ISP’s duty to remove illicit contents

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Has the Internet Service Provider (ISP) the duty to remove the illicit contents uploaded on its platforms? When? The Directive 2000/31/EC (Directive on e-commerce; accepted by the Decree Law no. 70 of 2003) stated that in case they perform the so-called “mere conduit” services (art. 12), the ISPs have no general obligation to monitor (art. […]

Google’s AdWords. Using someone else’s trademark is unlawful

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In order to be at the top of the results of a search engine, many undertaking s do not hesitate to use sponsored wordings which correspond to competitor’s trademarks as keywords. This bad habit comes from a basic error: thinking that since the words used as keyword are invisible at the exterior, this is not […]

Fired for chatting on Facebook

Control the behaviour of employees in Facebook is lawful. To determine this was the Supreme Court with the judgment 10955/2015 which confirmed the legality of a dismissal occurred as a result of checks carried out on the use of social networks during working hours. The case involved an employee of a company, already found to […]

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