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Italian Pirate Bay ruling gets mixed review

Italian antipiracy campaigners have hailed a recent ruling by Italy's highest appeal court as a "landmark" in the international battle against copyright theft, though service providers appear uneasy.

Italian class action to sue over preinstalled Windows

An Italian consumers association is set to mount a class-action lawsuit to obtain compensation for customers who buy PCs with preinstalled Microsoft software but who prefer not to use the Windows OS, the association's president announced Tuesday.

Italian police arrest hacker sought for fraud

Italian police Friday arrested an alleged hacker with links to organized crime in the Naples area who is accused of defrauding banks and mobile phone operators out of several million dollars.

Milan prosecutors seek prison sentences for Google execs

Milan prosecutors Wednesday sought prison sentences ranging from six months to one year for four Google executives accused of violating Italy's privacy laws over the posting of a video showing the bullying of a handicapped teenage boy.

Delay to broadband investment provokes outrage in Italy

The announcement at the beginning of the month that the government was postponing a Euros 800 million (US$1.2 billion) investment in modernizing Italy's broadband infrastructure has provoked indignation among government critics and embarrassment amon...

U.S. teams with Italy to fight cyber crime

The head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the Italian police and the chief executive officer of the Italian Postal Service to set up an international task force to combat cyber crime.

Google gets fast-track trial in Italy defamation case

A Milan judge Tuesday granted a request by Google lawyers for a fast-track procedure in a trial of four senior executives accused of defamation and privacy violations for allowing a video showing the bullying of a Down syndrome sufferer to be posted ...

Pirate Bay verdict gives urgency to Italian case

Italian antipiracy campaigners have welcomed the recent Stockholm court verdict on the founders of The Pirate Bay Web site, saying it should clear the way for a similar case under the Italian justice system.

Italian judge dismisses initial Google defense argument

The judge in the Google bullying video case Tuesday rejected a defense argument that lawyers acting for the principal plaintiff did not have a valid mandate. Milan judge Oscar Magi took almost two hours to consider the argument put forward by Google ...

Italy chat group ruling stokes debate on Internet abuses

An Italian high court ruling that Internet discussion groups do not have the same freedom-of-expression rights as the traditional media has stoked debate about the best way to stamp out online abuses that have caused widespread controversy and alarm.

Google criticizes Italian Internet legislation

A Google spokesman Friday warned that a proposed new law that would force Italian Internet providers to block access to Web sites that incite or justify criminal behavior could threaten freedom of expression and prove unworkable in practice.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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