Category Archives: Internet & domains

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


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 […]

The right to be forgotten

On May 13, with sentence no. 131, the European Court of Justice had occasion to rule on the matter in an interesting case on the protection of personal data on the Web. The episode has placed Mr. Costeja Gonzalez and the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos –AEPD-) opposite Google Spain […]

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