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This blog collects ideas, texts and information about High-Tech’s culture, politics and law.

I only write about topics I have a decent knowledge about, by way of a direct involvement or fact-checking with authoritative sources.

While in my posting I try to be as much as objective I can, the reader should be aware of what I stand for: Free Speech and Digital Rights, Open Source, Freedom of Science and Scientific Research.

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Questionable business models affect the perception of the new Facebook/Whatsapp Privacy Policy

Facebook changed its data management strategies and decided to use data generated by WhatsApp. The “people of the network” are up in arms. Many threaten to switch to Telegram or Signal. Some do so. Then everything goes back to the way it was. Originally published in Italian by Infosec.News It is not the first time …

An early reading of the Facebook v Business Competence trials

Unfair competition by feature plagiarism. The Courts of Milan issue two verdict that might pose severe problems to the software industry by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian by Diritto di internet The two judgments of the Tribunal  and the Court of appeal of Milan rewrite the parameters for the assessment of software duplication …

Where is the beef in the T&T (Twitter&Trump) outrage?

Some newspapers are outraged about the closure of the former US president’s account. Instead, they should re-think their role and contents they deliver by Andrea Monti – Originally published in Italian by Infosec.News Frankly, it is hard to understand the outrage about Twitter & Trump and, in general, about the “power” of social networks to …

A short bio

My name is Andrea Monti and I am a lawyer, a writer and a scholar in High-Tech Law.

My main fields of practice are the Internet, bioinformatics and high-tech law. I worked -and still do – ? for many companies, large and small, national and international. Including research facilities, software houses, telecom operators, internet service providers, international consulting firms, banks, publishers.

I have a solid academic involvement. I am the chair of the Italian Biotech Law Conference and my activity is mainly related to the universities of Chieti and Rome. But I gave lectures in several other faculties. My papers have been published by international and Italian scientific journals, and I gave speeches in Japan, USA, UK, France, Belgium, Czec Republic, Switzerland and Bulgaria.

I provided lectures for the Unione delle Camere penali education programmes and law enforcement training facilities (Istituto superiore della Polizia di Stato, Centro addestramento Polizia postale, Carabinieri’s Centro nazionale amministrativo) about computer crime and copyright law.

My computer law monthly column on PC Professionale lasts since 1995 and is one of the oldest in Italy. Other articles and interviews on these topics have been published by major Italian daily newspapers and magazines, including La Repubblica and IlSole24Ore.

I authored with Stefano Chiccarelli the book Spaghetti Hacker and with Enrico Zimuel e Corrado Giustozzi, Segreti, spie, codici cifrati (both published by Apogeo). Hops editore, published the book Trademark online, that Mr. Monti wrote together with Alessia Ambrosini. He translated into Italian the Alan Cooper’s The inmates are running the asylum with the title Il disagio tecnologico, Cyril N. Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Law with the title La Legge di Parkinson and Raymond Wacks Oxford University Press’ Privacy. A very short introduction with the title Privacy. Una sintetica introduzione.

Ictlex.net – the blog where I collect, since 2000, ideas and documents about the law, politics and culture of the Internet – has been rewarded by Reporter sans frontiéres with the Freedom Blog Award 2005.

In this blog I address for the English-speaking audience, the intricacies of the Italian ICT law, while on www.monti.jp I do the same for the Japanese-speaking scholars and businessmen.

Contact Info

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Tel. +39 02 40030031 • FAX +39 02 39195246

00187 Roma (IT) Via Calabria, 56
Tel. +39 06 83396113 • FAX +39 06 62276368

E-mail lawfirm@andreamonti.net

日本語- Italiano

I run a couple of blogs about the same topics in other languages. Contents are usually synchronized, but sometimes they differ due to the specific audience.

  • www.monti.jp は、日本語のhigh-tech lawのブログです,
  • www.ictlex.net E’ il blog in italiano che si occupa di diritto, politica e cultura della rete.