Alberto Pianon

Lawyer in Vicenza and member of the local Bar Association.In 2003 he was granted the European Master in Law and Economics cum laude by the University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), with a published Master Thesis about legal protection of software, comparing trade secret protection versus open source licenses from a Law and Economics perspective.

His main practice area is TLC/ICT Law, particularly e-commerce, data retention, domain names, software licenses and contracts.

He is member of the Editorial Board of the Erasmus Law and Economics Review, an on-line review which aims at spreading the Law and Economics approach in order to break down national barriers and enable lawyers from all over the world to communicate with each other by providing a common framework of thinking.

Since 2008 he is member of the Freedom Task Force of the Free Software Foundation Europe.