Blocking Italy’s “Gag Law”

Global Information Society Watch 2011
Andrea Cairola, Arturo Di Corinto and Giacomo Mazzone
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10 December 2011

After many attempts to restrict freedom of expression on the internet, the Italian government has proposed a new anti-internet law, the so-called “gag law”. The proposed law will create a very special situation in the country, compared to the other G7 economies.
In Italy, 96.1% of households have a television, but only 47.3% are connected to the internet, suggesting how far Italy lags behind other G7 countries.

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