Civil Liability of Providers in Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is an alternative way of enjoying resources and items within the capitalist logic, but, theoretically, away from large corporations. It is based on the interaction between digital platforms users, enabling exchanges involving money, services, goods and others. The economic value isn’t relevant in some cases, a few platforms don’t accept cash as…

Freedom on the Net Report 2016

Release of the Freedom on the Net 2016 report The Freedom on the Net 2016 report was released on November 14, 2016 regarding the freedom of online users around the globe. Among the main conclusions of the report are: Decline for the sixth consecutive year of online freedom in the world (including in Brazil); Two-thirds…

Accessibility and digital inclusion in Brazil

Accessibility as a fundamental right With the popularization of Internet access around the globe, since the beginning of the 21st century, digital inclusion has been considered a Human Right. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and speech; this right includes freedom…

Results of the 2nd Seminar on Internet Governance and the Civil Internet Framework: Globalization, Technology and Connectivity

The 2nd Seminar on Internet Governance and the Civil Internet Framework: Globalization, Technology and Connectivity was a success: more than 45 works presented, 11 varied panels and an average of 230 participants, among listeners, panelists, authors, coordinators of working groups, supporters and organizing committee. There were two days of presentations, intense debates, and much knowledge.…

Internet Dispute: Forum-Selection clause and denial of justice in web-signed contracts

The rules of Private International Law contain elements to establish the jurisdiction to which a particular matter, related to an international dispute, shall be referred to. Parties involved in a legal relationship, however, can modify the jurisdiction defined in such rules by including, in a contract, a clause in which they choose a different court,…

Understanding the Parliamentary Investigation Committee on cybercrimes

Introduction The first legislation for the Brazilian cyberspace was in 1999 in a bill proposed by Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB-MG), which the bill was later known for, dedicated exclusively to the penal scope, criminalizing many conducts in the virtual space. The bill was criticized by your intrusive measures, like the maintenance of IP logs by the…