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The Italian Supreme Court held that the crime of sexual harassment can be caused by the conduct performed by a person which had contacted two minors on MSN forcing them to send him some naked pictures of them through threats of disclosing to the public further images of them that he held. According to the court, the crime could be triggered despite of the distance between the victims and the defendant due to the usage of the Internet as means through which the threats had been performed and the lack of any physical contact. Indeed, the court stressed that the electronic means used by the defendant were considerably dangerous since "the communications via chat or social networks make particularly easy to...

As this picture looks fake the sale of fake products is becoming subject to stricter sanctionsThe website emporioarmaniwatchesuk.uk.com selling counterfeit Armani products has been ordered to suspend any activity directed to Italian consumers by the Italian competition authority as its practice has been deemed to be misleading for consumers. The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) that has jurisdiction also on misleading advertising and unfair commercial practices deemed that the sale of counterfeit Armani products through the website emporioarmaniwatchesuk.uk.com was in breach of unfair commercial practices regulations because the manager of the website:was providing misleading information about the products sold as they were counterfeit giving the impression to be an official seller of Armani products that was not the case; andomitted to provide its contact...

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.The case related to a blog set up in the US and hosted on a server located abroad whose purpose was to attract followers of racist ideas, incite to racist actions in the Italian territory, collect funds for the initiative and express opinions on persons and events against anyone supporting immigration and the principles of equality. The Italian Supreme Court held that: the crime of criminal organization aimed at supporting racist beliefs was triggered also by conducts performed...

  Italian regulations governing the offering by Italian licensed operators of bets and events not included in the official schedule published by the gambling regulator, AAMS, has been published and from tomorrow it will be possible to have the offering of new types of bets and events approved by AAMS.  As previously discussed, this represents a major change for the Italian sportsbetting sector whose offering has been constrained for several years by regulatory restrictions allowing to place bets only on events and types of bets included in the official schedule published by AAMS. Now sportsbetting operators will be able to offer the same types of bets/events available on their .COM platforms also on Italian licensed platforms. And this will represent a major advantage especially...

The court of Rome (Italy) held that Wikipedia defamatory contents published by its users do not lead to Wikipedia's liability 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 Wikipedia defamatory contents .

Notice and take down procedure for copyright breaches in ItalyDraft 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.The regulations come after a call-to-action for online copyright protection that had been launched to the Parliament by the AGCOM. In absence of a response from the Parliament, the AGCOM decided to proceed on its own and published draft regulations which are aimed at finding a compromise between the need to protect rights' holders and to avoid any kind of censorship. However, the issue...