Information Technology

TOPICS 

  • Intellectual property
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and EU Directive n. 29/2001
  • Test of DMCA and of Directive n. 29/2001
  • Software law
  • Software patent
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Electronic signature laws
  • Rights of cryptography
  • E-commerce and Firmware Agreements
  • Cyber defamation law
  • Internet censorship
  • Spamming and cyber-squatting
  • Piracy Act
  • Computer crime
  • Computer forensics

This area will contain articles about information technology.

Usually, we help in our main offices (Milan, Rome and Bologna) clients to structure IT transactions in a way that maximizes the client’s economic benefit, while ensuring regulatory compliance, and, typically tries to reduce the risk of litigation. IT law encompasses various aspects of contract, intellectual property, software protection, privacy and data protection laws. The field of intellectual property includes copyright of domain names (ID, trademark, names, web-site names, etc.), rules on fair use, and special rules on copy protection for digital media, and circumvention of such schemes. The area of software protection covers license agreements (end user, free software and open-source), product and professional liability of individual developers, warranties (performance, installation, troubleshooting and user training), limited liability and indemnification of the vendor (ISP, software or hardware producers, gross dealers of networks and mainframes), infringement disclaimers, payment and finance terms, and more. The field of electronic signature legal issues involves our advice about all rules (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act), relating to customer consent disclosures, record retention, and document reproduction capabilities.

The privacy law regards unauthorized access, data privacy and spamming, the trade on the Internet (with implications to taxation, consumer protection, and advertising), and class action consumer lawsuits. We also perform legal checks on jurisdiction over items published on the Internet for e-commerce reasons.

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