The Anti-Meme Law: Article 17 approved in Europe. Have multiple MEPs voted mistakenly?

On March 26th, 2019, the European Parliament adopted the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Popularly dubbed an “anti-meme law,” this document promises a number of troubling repercussions for the internet, both on the European and global scene. This article intends to carry out an analysis of the document’s final version and to…

Memes, YouTube and copyright: The European Union Directive and its possible impacts

Following the entry into force of the law of protection of personal data with the greatest international repercussion – the General Data Protection Regulation – the European Parliament approved a directive with a great financial impact on the revenues of large online content providers such as Facebook, Youtube and Google. The Directive on Copyright in…

Anti-Crypto Bill in Australia: a brief analysis of the Access and Assistance Bill and its most controversial aspects

The Parliament of Australia has passed a bill the obliges technology businesses to weaken encryption on its products and services. The legislation, which has been branded “Anti-Crypto bill” by its critics, compels companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted user data, even if it requires the introduction of vulnerabilities in the system. Such…

Internet, Globalização e Lacunas

Internet, Globalization and legal gaps: The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights as a solution to a (previously) growing jurisprudential inconsistency

Since its popularization in the 1990s, the Internet has been contributing to the Globalization process. The shortening of distances between people around the world meant that not only did communication become infinitely more dynamic, transcending the barriers that previously made it impossible to instantaneously exchange information internationally, but also that companies that do not actually…