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No soup for you! Content creators and owners left starving for concrete measures to protect rights on the internet

Empty Bowl - by PashaIgnatov @ iStockphotoIn an update to our post here, we inform our readers that Congressman Walter Feldman has requested the withdrawal of the so-called Brazilian SOPA bill, which will no longer be voted, at least not for the time being. Continue reading


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And the news keeps on coming. This time the Internet is the target!

Brazil lacks specific legislation dealing with the so-called internet environment. However, this void will most likely be filled very soon.

The Ministry of Justice has recently started the second phase of public consultation regarding a new bill dealing with the “rights and duties related to the use of the Internet in Brazil”. It is a 34 article bill, dealing with the principles of the Internet, confidentiality of personal data, liability of the ISPs and the role of the government in all that. The intentions of the Ministry are, in my view, rather good and the bill itself is in the right path. Continue reading

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