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Methods of online persecution in Law N° 119/2013. A missed opportunity
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO  
Author/s: Annalisa Verza 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 133-152 FullText PDF:  137 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SD2014-003007
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In this article, the author sets out to evaluate the consistency and effectiveness of using Italian Law N° 119, dated 15 October 2013, known as the "Feminicide Act", in the framework of the crime of stalking (referred to in Italian as persecutory acts) as defined in Art. 612 b of the Italian Criminal Code, to insert the aggr avating circumstance generated when such acts are perpetrated through computerised or online tools. For this purpose, she considers how this aggravating factor relates to certain forms of harassment that are typically exacerbated by the use of computerised and online media, focusing in particular on cyberbullying, on impersonation and, above all, on the unauthorised dissemination of pornographic material, which takes place increasingly online and yet which has still not been accorded an adequate framework, according related protection, in Italy’s legal order, not even since a law was passed for the purpose of disciplining the different forms of feminicide, among other things.
Keywords: Cyberstalking, Feminicide, "Revenge porn", Cyberbullying, Online tools

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Annalisa Verza, Methods of online persecution in Law N° 119/2013. A missed opportunity in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 3/2014, pp. 133-152, DOI:10.3280/SD2014-003007

   

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