Crimes Against Honour and Crimes Against Public Faith
The firm has acquired experience in prosecuting Defamation, in particular Libel by a newspaper article, via the Internet and by television. Great attention is paid to the recently widespread defamatory conduct operated on social networks, mainly through illicit messages and comments shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as through messages and videos illicitly spread on Whatsapp, Snapchat, Telegram, Thiscrush. In the website section “Papers and Case-law” it is possible to access the latest decisions concerning the matter.
There have been many cases of famous journalists and newspaper directors defended against allegations ex Articles 594, 595 of The Criminal Code aggravated by Article 13 of The Italian Press Act 47/1948).
The firm provides legal protection to both Italian and non-EU citizens in relation to allegations concerning crimes ex Articles 494 of The Criminal Code (Personation), 495 of The Criminal Code (False statement of personal or somebody else’s identity or personal qualities to a public officer), 496 of The Criminal Code(False statement of personal or somebody else’s identity or personal qualities), 648 of The Criminal Code as well as violation ex Article 171 and seq. of Law No 633 of 22 April 1941 (Copyright and Intellectual Property Infringement).