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€ 1.3 bn is the value of sales from Italian fashion websites in 2013 with an increase year by year of 30+% and considerable potentials for further growth since it represents only 20% of the total value of the Italian B2C e-commerce sector. These are some of the topics together with wearable technology issues impacting on the Internet of Things covered in the very interesting #Fashiononline event that took place in Milan (Italy).

Italian regulations introducing a new enforcement proceeding for the copyright breaches occurring on the Internet recently approved might be now reviewed in the light of doubts raised by the European Commission. But in absence of that businesses should now get ready to comply!The regulations had been criticized by commentators because of the lack of consistency of the definitions with the language used in the EU E-Commerce Directive, but also because the Communications Authority (AGCOM) is a Governmental authority rather than a court and would vest itself with the powers of a tribunal even setting out the rules that it will be required to enforce. As required by EU laws, the draft regulations had been notified to the European Commission and subject...

Gambling regulators of France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK joined last week the Italian online gambling regulator in Rome to discuss about the future of the European gambling sector that might lead to some improvements as well as some concerns especially for game suppliers.An improvement might arise from the development of common technical standards and the transfer of test results between jurisdictions in order to allow operators to rely on economies of scale given from holding a license in different regulated markets. Indeed at the moment a major issue is given by the lack of consistency between regulations of different jurisdictions which forces operators to start from scratch the setting up and the technical standard approval whenever they approach...

The Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) launched a public consultation on the new draft regulations on the authorization process for transferring the ownership of broadcasters, including network operators or companies (or lines of business) holding media services authorizations.The new draft regulation aims at simplifying the process, setting up a single step for the identification of the relevant market, including the finding of positions that are dominant or leading pluralism, and for issuing the measures provided by the Audiovisual Services Unified Act. AGCOM finally clarifies, among others, that the prior notification is requested only in case both anti-concentration thresholds are attained (namely Euro 48 million for the target and Euro 482 million for the parties involved). This should reduce the number of prior...

Cyber bullying might be better prevented as a consequence of the self-regulatory code whose draft version is now subject to a consultation run by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development. Bullying and harassments against minors have become more and more frequent because of the usage of electronic means and in particular social networks, emails and user generated content websites. A clear example of such phenomenon was given some years ago by the famous Google Vividown case which saw 3 Google managers first convicted and then discharged because of the publication on Google Video of a video showing an handicapped young guy while he was harassed by some of his classmates.The draft self-regulatory code, among others, will oblige Internet Service Providers...