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The Protection of Minors in ICT Networks: The Liability of the Internet Providers

  • G. Finocchiaro
  • E. Pelino
  • A. Ricci
  • A. Spangaro
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Abstract

Italian (and EU) legislation in force does not appear to address the protection of minors in ICT networks in a completely satisfactory manner. Such conclusion especially arises when one considers that no liability is attributed on providers which only transmit information generated by a recipient of their service, or which merely give access to a communication network, with only a few specific exceptions.

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Personal Data Social Network Site Copyright Infringement General Obligation Legislative Decree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Finocchiaro
    • 1
  • E. Pelino
    • 1
  • A. Ricci
    • 1
  • A. Spangaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

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