Corporate liability, copyright and workplace privacy

Among the measures to fight the economic crisis announced by the Italian Government, sect. 15 para 1 lett. c) of the Anti-Crisis decree deserves a special mention: to put it short, the provision asserts corporate liability (under legislative decree 231/01) for copyright infringement committed by top management.

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An update on the Piratebay case

The Bergamo Criminal Court overrules the seizure, but establishes a case law that is a violation of civil rights

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Italian Biotech Law Conference 2008 – Gen-Ethics and Bio Banks. Between Market and Law Enforcement Profiling

ALCEI organises Italian Biotech Law Conference’s fourth edition. 2008 conference topic is the (near) future building of a National DNA Database for criminal investigations.

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ALCEI press release Jan. 30, 2007

Italian courts have not “ruled not-for-profit file-sharing legal” (widespread media reports on this subject are misleading)

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ALCEI Press Release – Nov, 4 2005

Legal proceedings in Italy by ALCEI
against Sony for a “criminal” offense

In a frenzy of attempts to prevent music reproduction,
Sony BMG Entertainment distributes dangerous software

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ALCEI Press Release – Mar. 14, 2004

Should music, video or software copying be treated as terrorism?
Another Italian law against the internet adds more problems for communication freedom and human rights. The decree-law issued by the Italian government on March 12, 2004 [1] adds to an already long list of laws and rules that, with a variety of pretexts, interfere with freedom and personal rights.

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Tribunal of rehearing of Bolzano – Order Dec. 31, 03

Hacking a Playstation Sony by adding a “modchip” is not an intellectual proprierty infringment. The customer who paid for the purchase, has all and any right to “handle” his private proprierty

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Document Oct. 26, 1996

Condemned for possession of Word
In occasion of 2nd PEACELINK’s National Convention – Statte (TA),held on 26-27 October 1996 we said, in our intervention (italian only), that:

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