Category Archives: Internet & domains

Website blocking and freedom of expression

website blocking

The European Court of Human Rights with decision of June 23th 2020 indicated as unlawful some measures of the Russian telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) which blocked many websites, as they were found to be in violation of art. 10 (Freedom of expression) and art. 13 […]

Cyber-attacks on the rise while working from home

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As a result of the global sanitary situation and of the national measures taken to limit the spread of the virus, such as social distancing, many businesses had to face a new work organization which not all were adequately prepared to carry out. In particular, in the past few months, businesses had to resort to […]

Embezzlement, computer files as “movable property”


The Court of Cassation, by judgment no. 11959/2020, ruled on the qualification of computer files as movable property, modifying the previous orientation to the contrary. The decision derives from the case of a company’s former employee, hired by another company operating in the same field, who was asked to return the company’s laptop. At the […]

Mobile payment apps: plagiarism and unfair competition

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The Court of Milan (order 03.12.2019) ruled on the proceedings brought by a company owner of a mobile payment app, on the market since 2015, against a company that launched on the market an app with similar purposes in 2018. The recurrent affirmed that, given the strongly innovative nature of the app and the immediate […]