The ‘Google affair’ and the future of the internet


Massimiliano Trovato, Istituto Bruno Leoni, September 2009


Can the supply of material on the web be regulated? How to take action on content considered offensive? But above all, where does responsibility lie? Does it lie with the creator of the content, or with the infrastructure through which it flows? The verdict of the Google Italy court case will exert considerable influence on the development of the Internet in years to come.
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