“Nº6 12/2013”

Copyright to debate in Uruguay

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

2013 has been a year of deep discussions about copyright in Uruguay, which has ended with a copyright law reform intended to add exceptions and remove criminal sanctions for nonprofit infringements. A review of the recent events allows us to contextualize this process. By, Movimiento Derecho a la Cultura Trojans (…)  Leer Artículo »

What is the future for net neutrality in Brazil?

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

By, Ivar A. M. Hartmann Brazilians waited all 2013 for a new, positive development on the voting of the Marco Civil da Internet at the Brazilian Congress. After Edward Snowden’s leaks and a big story on a nation-wide Brazilian newspaper revealing that even the Brazilian government had been spied on, (…)  Leer Artículo »

The (Forgotten) Public Domain

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

January 1st marks the Public Domain Day, but what we celebrate this day? Are we celebrating not knowing what we have in the public domain? Or, perhaps, the next copyright reform, in where the terms of protection, once again will surely increase? By David Ramirez Ordoñez* The Public Domain: Brief (…)  Leer Artículo »

Copyright and Access to Culture in the Digital Environment

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

By, Allan Rocha de Souza The fifteenth century houses important both social and technological transformations, which mark the emergence of a new modern era, with remarkable ruptures with the previous period. The creation of Universities and their independence towards Church, in the late Middle Ages, had already resulted on literacy (…)  Leer Artículo »

Internet Rights in Ecuador : the possible triumph of activists?

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

The appearance of the “Free Internet” coalition was crucial in raising the alarm on one of the most controversial articles of the new criminal code, that would allow the monitoring of Internet. But is the possible end of Article 474 sufficient enough for the government to respect fundamental rights in (…)  Leer Artículo »

TPP after the filtration of Wikileaks

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

The only real transparency mechanism that citizens have had throughout years of TPP negotiations has been Wikileaks. In this context, considered unacceptable under any democratic view, we can find out about the hard intellectual property standards that the U.S. wants to demand from its commercial partners. By Claudio Ruiz*, Digital (…)  Leer Artículo »

Free Access to Scientific Information Sustained with Public Funds Has Become Law in Argentina

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

By Beatriz Busaniche “Article 1: Public agencies and institutions that make up the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI), in accordance with Law No. 25.467, and receive funding from the national government, must develop individual or joint digital institutional repositories storing the scientific and technological output resulting from (…)  Leer Artículo »

Grooming in Argentina: A Bad Law and a Procedural Waste

by Digital Rights LAC on December 20, 2013

By, Eleonora Rabinovich* Argentina has a new anti-grooming law. And it’s not good news. Last month, the Senate passed a penal law that was subject to harsh criticism by human rights activists and several lawmakers. The Higher Chamber rejected the amendments that had been made by the House, following a long (…)  Leer Artículo »