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prize promotion

Prize promotion regulations of the world available for free

August 23, 2017 - 4:04 pm in e-commerce, Internet, Internet liability, liability ISP

Prize promotion regulations from 35 countries are now available for free to ease identifying the right route among very different regulations. Prize promotion rules often ignored Prize promotion regulations can be extremely tricky and the recent € 3 million…


How eCommerce changes with new consumer and privacy regulations?

June 1, 2017 - 6:42 am in e-commerce, Internet liability, liability ISP

eCommerce is exponentially becoming regulated as a consequence of recent decisions and changes of consumer and privacy laws. Maybe not everyone knows…

prize promotion

€ 3+ million sanction issued for unlawful prize promotions in Italy

A € 3+ million sanction was issued against a multinational company by the Italian Competition Authority for prize promotions unlawfully performed. The…

gaming taxes

How Italian web tax might impact online operators?

November 15, 2016 - 7:48 am in e-commerce, Internet, Internet liability, liability ISP

A proposal for an Italian web tax applicable to foreign online e-commerce and gaming operators might have a relevant impact on their business. The long story of the Italian web tax During the last 3 years, the life of online operators has been always "disrupted"…

Internet liability

Mere conduit Internet liability rules have their milestone decision

September 24, 2016 - 7:33 am in Internet liability, liability ISP

Internet liability rules don't oblige telecom and Internet providers to monitor their traffic and automatically remove contents in breach of copyright according to the Court of Milan. This is a very interesting article from my intellectual property law colleagues…


Digitalization boosted by new electronic signature rules

September 14, 2016 - 6:58 pm in e-commerce, Internet liability, liability ISP

The digitalization of businesses might find a major help thanks to new Italian regulations considerably lightening the requirements applicable to electronic signatures. The previous obstacle to digitalization A considerable issue in the process of digitalization…

web tax

A Google snippet tax across Europe?

August 31, 2016 - 11:54 pm in Internet liability, liability ISP

A Google snippet tax on news online might be introduced through a reform of European copyright law, but is this move beneficial to everyone? The scenario in the European news market In a document relating to the impact assessment on modernisation of European…


WhatsApp and Messenger shall pay to the network?

July 7, 2016 - 8:21 am in Internet, Internet liability, liability ISP

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram etc. might have to pay for their usage of telecom networks as their services can be substitutable of traditional telecom services.  I had discussed last year about the investigation launched by the Italian communications…

Internet liability

Internet liability rules overturned again

Internet liability rules suffered a "back to the past" effect in Italy after the decision of the Court of Rome, despite of the recent position of European courts on the matter. The recent case law on Internet liability The decision of the European Court of…

shared economy

Sharing economy targeted by Italian tax bill

March 7, 2016 - 9:00 am in Internet, Internet liability, liability ISP

Sharing economy platforms might be subject to burdensome obligations as a consequence of an Italian tax bill, but are such obligations compliant with EU laws? The proposal recently submitted to the Italian Parliament targets individuals that share their goods…