Posts Tagged “Brasil”

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 »

Could Brazil become the leader in Internet governance?

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Claudio Ruiz One of the surprises of the last Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was the emergence of Brazil as a country that could potentially overshadow U.S. dominance in these issues. However, the doubts of making concrete changes to the model persist. As expected, no representative of the government of (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Biographies’ Controversy in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Pedro Belchior Among the major controversies that occupy the pages of Brazilian newspapers, one of the latest is the former national discussion about the prohibition or authorization to publicate biographies about public people. Alongside the public hearings scheduled for next November 21st and 22nd by the Brazilian Supreme Court, (…)  Leer Artículo »

Limits to domestic espionage: what comes from within can also strike us

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Francisco Brito Cruz and Dennys Antonialli Brazil must pay attention to the consequences of relying on the discourse of national sovereignty in order to react to USA’s digital espionage The Brazilian reaction to the American digital espionage scandal set off by Edward Snowden’s revelations presented various layers. On the (…)  Leer Artículo »

Internet and Statecraft: Brazil and the Future of Internet Governance

by Digital Rights LAC on October 21, 2013

By, Carolina Rossini* After cancelling her October visit to DC, Brazilian president Dilma Rouseff addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 24th during the High Level Meeting for the Rule of Law. The UNGA is the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the United Nations and comprises all (…)  Leer Artículo »

Freedom of expression violations on the online environment

by Digital Rights LAC on October 21, 2013

By Heloisa Padija, Julia Lima and Laura Tresca On the online environment, freedom of expression violations can be defined out of the wide range of variables which are commonly linked to the web, such as web neutrality violations, surveillance practices, restrictions to file sharing, among others. Besides the specific violations, (…)  Leer Artículo »

Surveillance, Human Rights and the Role of States: Rousseff’s Speech and Peña Nieto Silence

by Digital Rights LAC on October 18, 2013

By Renata Avila Brazil will propose an initiative before the UN for an International `Marco Civil` for the Internet. Other Latin American leaders have joined diplomatic efforts to ensure respect for human rights and international law, a rare occasion in which political, diplomatic, and human rights agendas in many countries (…)  Leer Artículo »

Internet and Democracy: The Protests of June in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on September 19, 2013

In the protests of June, online information was a key factor to the change of position of the traditional media, the great public and the political system. As already indicated, the tipping point that made the masses take the streets was the complaints, through social networks, regarding gratuitous police violence (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Snowden case and the Brazilian reaction

by Digital Rights LAC on September 19, 2013

The present moment asks for urgent decisions that still have to be well planed otherwise being innocuous or, even worse, delaying national development. To take good decisions, perspectives of different sectors – technical, academic, business and civil society – should be taken into account. By Marília Maciel and Luiz Fernando (…)  Leer Artículo »

Congress Passes New Law Regulating Copyright Collecting Societies in Brazil*

by Digital Rights LAC on August 27, 2013

With the passage of the bill by the Senate, Brazil now has the chance to have one of the most advanced laws from the comparative perspective on the global collection and distribution of copyright. By Ronaldo Lemos* The Brazilian Congress  has approved landmark legislation regulating and changing the structure of (…)  Leer Artículo »

Brazilian reaction to Prism raises questions about regulation and governance of the network

by Digital Rights LAC on August 27, 2013

The Brazilian government’s response, before the espionage on the UN Security Council was revealed, offers interesting perspectives on the future of regulation and global governance of the Internet. By Carlos Affonso Souza* It is still too soon to tell what impacts the revelations made by the former intelligence analyst of (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Reform of Collective Management of Music in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill that seeks to reform the collective management system of Copyright regarding music. After continuous protests by the civil society, the Bill that establishes the need for greater transparency of the collective management national institution is now awaiting the sanction of the President. By Pedro (…)  Leer Artículo »